The opportunity to participate arose following the RSMMS Network’s contribution to the side event "Migration and the Global Compact: Ensuring Rights, Protections and a Decent Work Agenda" held on 15th May at the UN Headquarters. This event was based on an initiative of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) - New York Office, sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in partnership the International Labour Organization, Global Coalition on Migration, Migrant Forum in Asia, ITUC- Council of Global Unions, Solidarity Center, Public Services International, Mediterranean-SubSaharan Migration Trade Union Network.
These RSMMS’ contributions submitted by the UGTT to the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations organizations in Tunisia highlight a convergent transregional union voice on the issue. The RSMMS will continue its advocacy throughout the third phase of the process (intergovernmental negotiations) as a strategic priority activity of its 2018 action plan, with the support of the PROMIG-FES Regional Project (2017-2020).
Department for Middle East and North Africa
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.