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Ethiopia’s Overseas Employment Proclamation

2030 Agenda migration-relevant and related target Labels: 
Subgoal 10.7 on safe, orderly and regular migration
GCM Thematic Cluster Areas: 
International cooperation and governance of migration
Legal Framework on Migration (e.g., convention, bilateral agreements, etc)

 The Employment Proclamation 2016 states that employment generation is based on creating job opportunities at home. 

Following series of consultations with stakeholders, pertinent bodies and citizenry, members of the House of Peoples' Representatives had unanimously passed new Overseas Employment Proclamation No. 909 /2015.

The proclamation contains a number of articles that will safeguard the fundamental rights and dignity of workers under any circumstances. Fore example, any Foreign Employment Agency needs to have one million birr capital in order to operate such business in this country. Completing grade eight or successfully passing a two-year technical and vocational training course is a minimum educational qualification for overseas contract workers.

Moreover, the obligations and responsibilities of employers as well as workers are explicitly stated in the proclamation.

Notably issuing such proclamation will help the efforts to fight human trafficking that has become theses days serious human crime and lucrative business than ever before.

GFMD Source: 

GFMD 2017 - GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact on Migration - Working Session 1