Hosted by IOE- International Organisation of Employers

Regional Workshop for Middle East

September 1, 2021 – September 2, 2021 all-day

Event Details

Consult the agenda here.


The workshop has two objectives:

  • Employers to assess and discuss the skills needs in the region and consider how skills mobility frameworks could respond to the skills gaps
  • Foster and improve the dialogue and understanding between employers and governments on skills and mobility issues

The workshop is organized in two parts: Employers will share best practices and challenges on accessing and recruiting foreign skills and agree on a set of key policy messages to share with the governments. These messages will be carried over to the dialogue session for discussion between businesses and government.

Part I: Employers-only sessions on

  1. Skills mobility frameworks that respond to labour market needs  
  2. Improved systems for identification, recognition and development of skills to promote skills mobility

Part II: Dialogue between employers and governments  

The topics are aligned with the 2018 Global Compact for Migration (GCM) Objectives 5, 6 and 18, adopted by United Nations members States.

Ultimately, this workshop should provide a platform for exchange between the private sector and governments towards the implementation of the GCM and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Consult the report of the Middle East Regional Workshop on migration in English here.