International Conference on ‘Labor Mobility-Enabler for Sustainable Development’

Specialized Conference 14

  • 14 - 15 May 2013

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) hosted an international conference on ‘Labor Mobility-Enabler for Sustainable Development,’ on May 14-15, 2013 at the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Hall in the ECSSR headquarters, Abu Dhabi. About 150 experts, government officials and international researchers and executives, on the subject of cross-border movement of labor and its impact on development participated.

The conference was organized by the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ECSSR and the National Authority for Qualifications, in partnership with the Executive Office of the Council of Ministers of Labor in GCC, the Government of Sweden which holds the chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Bank. The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Migration and Development also participated in the conference.

This conference brought together governments, experts and practitioners in labor mobility from Asia and other parts of the world, to stimulate greater regional interest and engagement in the global dialog on migration and development.