Skills Mobility Partnerships - Towards a Global Approach to Skills Development and Labour Mobility

Skills Mobility Partnerships (SMPs) are typically bilateral or multilateral agreements concluded between States. Although they may vary in form, modality and level of stakeholder involvement, they all place skills development at the heart of their efforts.

As transforming labour markets, shifting workforce demographics and the growing mobility of workers urge new skills and labour requirements, more than ever, there is a need for a global approach to skilled migration.

Based on the UN’s institutional frameworks and guided by the principle of migrants’ well-being, IOM has identified eight essential prerequisites which must be met to make Skills Mobility Partnerships operational and sustainable.

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