Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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Protecting migrant labour rights and promoting decent work. This would help migrant workers by addressing common challenges including those relating to working conditions, wages, social protection, occupational safety, access to health care, and migration status. By strengthening ethical recruitment practices and helping eliminate recruitment fees, this would also address human trafficking, debt bondage and forced labour.

Combatting forced labour, trafficking for forced labour, child labour, and all other types of labour exploitation. This can help work towards strengthening protection of exploited and trafficked individuals, prevention of trafficking and exploitation, prosecution and redress related to these crimes, promoting dialogue and cooperation on counter-trafficking, boosting human trafficking data collection and analysis, and more.

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Relevant migration-related targets

  • 8.1 - Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries 
  • 8.2 - Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.3 - Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 - By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 8.7 - Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
  • 8.8 - Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment 
  • 8.9 - By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products 
  • 8.10 - Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all 
  • 8.B - By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

 

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More focus needed on integrating migrant women

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, two CEPS researchers, Mikkel Barslund and Nadzeya Laurentsyeva, tackled in an article the challenge facing policy-makers of how best to integrate women migrants into the labour market.

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English

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English version

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Migration and Integration

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Date published

2018

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4 pages

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