Workshop on Migration Action Plan

A one day inter-ministerial workshop on the development of a Strategic Action Plan for Libya in the area of migration has been organised in Tripoli by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in the framework of the EU-funded Programme “Stabilizing at-risk communities and enhancing migration management to enable smooth transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” (START).

The session aimed to identify migration priorities for the government. These issues will guide the development of future policies and programmes related to migration. Moreover, they’ll reflect Libyan national interests, applicable human right guarantees, and, support the socio-economic development of the country.

Eight Libyan ministries with migration functions were set to attend. These ministries include: The Ministry of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Labour and Capacity Building, Health, Finance, Justice, Defence, and, Social Affairs.

Dialogue focused on the model of migration management that examines common migration functions under comprehensive categories. It also applied elements of “institutions and relationships” and, “personal and performance” to the situation in Libya.

START is a three-year programme that has received €9.9 million of funding from the EU and is being implemented by IOM in cooperation with the Governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

The project is designed to establish the pre-conditions required to enable smooth transitions and comprehensive and sustainable recoveries in each respective country.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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