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Mauritanie:Nouakchott hosts the meeting of the World Association of Public Employment Services.

16 April 2019

Nouakchott hosts the meeting of the World Association of Public Employment Services.


Mauritania is the host country for the regional event of the Middle East and Arab Countries (MEAC) Region of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) for its 2019 edition. In collaboration with WAPES, the National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment (ANAPEJ), organizes this important event in Nouakchott on April 16th and 17th at the Palais des Congrès in the presence of the high level representatives of the Public Employment Services (PES) of member countries, national and international senior officials as well as international experts in employment policies from more than 20 countries around the world.


The participants will discuss and exchange in depth the role of PES in implementing migration policies in their countries.
In fact, in a world that has become a global village, where the voluntary or non-voluntary movements of populations are taking on increasing importance every day, the issue of migration policies is a priority for states. Migrant services thus find their full importance at the level of countries which, on the one hand, must guarantee conditions of reception and support to prospective migrants and, on the other hand, create attractive mechanisms and schemes for returning migrants.


Public Employment Services are often the preferred point of departure for migrant populations in all countries of the world because their main role is to mediate for access to national labor markets.
The meeting in Nouakchott is an opportunity to address the key issues raised by labor migration in general and to review the legislation, schemes and experiences of participating countries in deploying services to prospective and returning migrants. The exchanges and debates will in particular make it possible to make known the arrangements made at the level of the countries and the schemes of public employment services for the accompaniment and the care of migrants.


It should be recalled that Mauritania is a member of WAPES and currently holds the Vice-Presidency of this organization in the Middle East and Arab Countries (MEAC) Region.


ANAPEJ communication,Nouakchott April 15, 2019