31 Mar 2021
Innovation, Digitalization and Skills Development for the Implementation of Objective 18
Blog post by Elisa Fornalé and Elias Bieri in the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration, published by the School of Advanced Study, University of London (2021)
Objective 18 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) aims to foster the mutual recognition of qualifications, competences and skills, as well as to promote demand-driven skills development and ensure decent work for labour migrants. We offer a concise overview of reports submitted by States during the first meeting to review the Compact in the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) region, which took place in November 2020. Fifty-six countries (in Europe, North America, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Western Asia) were invited to highlight specific measures developed for implementing Objective 18 of the GCM. Objective 18 has been addressed by 16 states, namely Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Moldova, North Macedonia, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and Uzbekistan.