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Improving Labour Migration in Armenia

10 September 2012
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On 5 September 2012 the Ministry of Labour and Social issues (MLSI) of the Republic of Armenia, the International Centre for Human Development (ICHD) and the Delegation of International Organization for Migration (IOM) to Armenia, signed a declaration of collaboration under the auspices of EU assistance. This document was aimed at assisting in the fulfillment of the ”Action Plan for the Implementation of the Policy Concept for State Regulation of Migration in the Republic of Armenia in 2012-2016” and ”Concept on Studying and Preventing Irregular Migration Originating from Armenia, 2012-2016”.
The declaration concerns migration regulation in Armenia and proposes important measures on labour migration laws, the conclusion of bilateral labour agreements with interested countries, and the regulation of actions of private recruitment job agencies,. It also affirms the protection of migrant workers’ rights, the adoption of the United Nations “International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their families”, and legal analysis of Armenian migration regulation in conformity with the EU standards. Another main component of this declaration is raising public awareness on the possible dangers of irregular migration and the opportunities of legal labour migration. ‘There are many problems in this sphere, which require urgent regulation. Our goal is to protect the legal interests of our citizens and to implement this project with great success,’ said Minister of Labor and Social Issues Asatryan during his opening speech.

The aims and obligations stipulated in the declaration will be accomplished through EU assistance within the framework of The EU funded ICHD- and IOM-implemented “Strengthening Labour of Migration Scientific Research in Armenia” project, with a budget of €2,450,000. This document will also be implemented with assistance from the IOM-organised “Technical Assistance to the Armenian Government in the area of Labor Migration” project. In order to achieve the aforementioned aims, working group – is envisaged.

In 2011 the Armenian Government adopted the national policy on migration regulation, which includes issues concerning the management of labour migration.

Improving Labour Migration in Armenia

On 5 September 2012 the Ministry of Labour and Social issues (MLSI) of the Republic of Armenia, the International Centre for Human Development (ICHD) and the Delegation of International Organization for Migration (IOM) to Armenia, signed a declaration of collaboration under the auspices of EU assistance. This document was aimed at assisting in the fulfillment of the ''Action Plan for the Implementation of the Policy Concept for State Regulation of Migration in the Republic of Armenia in 2012-2016'' and ''Concept on Studying and Preventing Irregular Migration Originating from Armenia, 2012-2016''. The declaration concerns migration regulation in Armenia and proposes important measures on labour migration laws, the conclusion of bilateral labour agreements with interested countries, and the regulation of actions of private recruitment job agencies,. It also affirms the protection of migrant workers’ rights, the adoption of the United Nations “International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their families”, and legal analysis of Armenian migration regulation in conformity with the EU standards. Another main component of this declaration is raising public awareness on the possible dangers of irregular migration and the opportunities of legal labour migration. ‘There are many problems in this sphere, which require urgent regulation. Our goal is to protect the legal interests of our citizens and to implement this project with great success,’ said Minister of Labor and Social Issues Asatryan during his opening speech. The aims and obligations stipulated in the declaration will be accomplished through EU assistance within the framework of The EU funded ICHD- and IOM-implemented “Strengthening Labour of Migration Scientific Research in Armenia” project, with a budget of €2,450,000. This document will also be implemented with assistance from the IOM-organised “Technical Assistance to the Armenian Government in the area of Labor Migration” project. In order to achieve the aforementioned aims, working group - is envisaged. In 2011 the Armenian Government adopted the national policy on migration regulation, which includes issues concerning the management of labour migration.