On July 26 and 27, 2021, a virtual workshop to strengthen tripartite social dialogue on migration governance was organized at the Retaj hotel in the Comoros by the SAMM Project. Funded by the European Commission, this 4-year project aims to improve migration management in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The SAMM Project is implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR).

The opening ceremony saw the presence of the Minister of Youth, Employment, Training and Professional Integration, Sports, Arts and Culture, the Vice-President of the Mouvement des Entreprises Comorians (MODEC), the Secretary General of the Confederation of Comorian Workers (CTC), as well as the Director of the Antananarivo Office. The specialists of the ILO together with the other partner agencies also supported the tripartite constituents with their expertise, especially during the discussions on the key national issues identified.

During the two days, several themes were discussed including the situation of labor migration in the Union of the Comoros, labor migration statistics, workers’ rights, social protection. The participants engaged in discussions on the identification of the major challenges at the country level, recommendations on Labor and Mixed Migration were formulated at the end of these two days of Dialogue with the objective of developing a roadmap for the next actions so that social dialogue is effective in relation to this governance of migration