On 8-12 December, the World Employment Confederation took part in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to represent the ethical and professional employment industry in the discussion about fair recruitment and migration.
Published on 12th December 2016
On 8-12 December, Sandro Pettineo (Global Public Affairs Manager) spoke on behalf of the the World Employment Confederation in a panel at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
During the Common Space panel, where all participants from governments, civil society and business came together, Sandro Pettineo spoke about the role of the ethical industry in promoting fair recruitment practices as a way to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of decent work for all, and in particular for migrants. Among the ideas to carry forward in next year’s GFMD presidency, under Germany and Morocco, it was proposed to take a positive approach on fair recruitment by naming and promoting the good agencies and companies that are leading in the debate and get them to gain market share at the expenses of the unscrupulous operators.
Among the various events, on 11 December, the business mechanism held its panel to launch the position paper with the key recommendations on how to promote orderly and responsible migration. The World Employment Confederation provided input and comments for the paper.The business mechanism is the platform that represents business within the GFMD, and for the first year the business delegation was participating in the GFMD as an official stakeholder, as until last year the GFMD was mostly open to governments, international organisations and civil society.
Finally, at the side event organised by the International Organisation for Migration and Verité on ethical recruitment, Sandro Pettineo presented the newly published business case for agencies to switch to the no-fee charging model and to its benefits for a sustainable business.
Next year the GFMD will take place in June in Berlin.