Module 8 - South-South cooperation and labour migration

a. Introductory Text
The ILO’s Outcome 9 is linked to the "promotion of equitable and effective policies on labor migration". The ILO aims to strengthen governance of labor migration to ensure decent working conditions for migrant male and female workers and respond to the needs of the labor market, as well as promoting inclusive economic growth and development. Thus, the global strategy of the ILO in this field is to increase the capacity of ILO constituents to participate in the development of policies based on empirical data that result in an equitable labor migration and based on rights for all workers, while working to improve governance of labor mobility in terms of equity, in the framework of regional integration processes and key migration corridors, based on social dialogue and collaboration with various partners actors.
South-South migration is estimated to represent at least 50% of workers/migrants globally. This is primarily a border or intraregional migration, where the borders or geographical proximity, tend to promote labor markets between countries of origin and destination. In fact, the South-South migration is distributed in a large number of intra-regional brokers differ in relation to geographical aspects, the interdependence between labor markets and migration devices. An inescapable demographic feature of South-South corridors of migrant workers is their high feminization; on average, women constitute more than half of all migrants identified in destination countries. This module will consist on a discussion on the contributions of SSTC to Labour Migration.
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d. Suggestive Questions
Think about the questions presented below. They were elaborated to encourage participants to express their views, concerns and needs. Write your answers to the questions in the discussion forum located in the bottom of the page.
1) ¿Existe un intercambio estable de experiencias y prácticas entre su país y un país limítrofe en el tema de la migración laboral?
2) ¿Qué pueden hacer juntos los gobiernos de su país y el país limítrofe para mejorar la situación de los trabajadores migrantes? (ej. Legislación, políticas, medidas prácticas)
3) ¿Cuáles pueden ser las lecciones aprendidas desde el punto de vista de la cooperación Sur-Sur?
4) ¿Cómo se puede asegurar que tanto los países de destino como los de origen se vén beneficiados por este tipo de proyecto de cooperación Sur-Sur?
5) ¿Cuáles podrían ser las estrategias recomendadas para la cooperación binacional que pueda resultar útil tomar en cuenta?
6) ¿Existen otras recomendaciones que sugeriría sobre cómo mejorar la cooperación Sur-Sur en el área de la migración laboral con otros países?

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