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SADC Employment and Labour Sector

GCM Thematic Cluster Areas: 
International cooperation and governance of migration
Labor mobility, Regional Consultative Processes and International Regional Fora

The main function of the Employment and Labour Sector (ELS) within the SADC Secretariat  is to facilitate and coordinate the development, harmonisation, and monitoring of the implementation of policies and programmes on employment and labour matters within the context of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan.

The specific Objectives of the Employment and Labour Sector Programme are to:

  • Facilitate the creation of productive and decent employment;
  • Promote social protection that includes social security provisioning and safe working conditions for workers and their families;
  • Facilitate Labour migration for development;
  • Promote labour productivity;
  • Promote labour rights/ standards for both formal and informal economy; and
  • Promote social dialogue through tripartite consultation in addressing industrial relations and police-making.

The SADC Labour Migration Action Plan (2016-19) and the 2014 Labour Migration Policy Framework are the result of "tripartite plus" discussions and negotiations supported by the ILO and the IOM.

GFMD Source: 

GFMD 2018 - Background Paper RT Session 2.1 "South-South Mobility: Trends, Patterns and Transferable Learrning"