An OSCE-organized workshop entitled “Economic benefits of labour migration: OSCE best practices” took place in Ashgabat on December 5-6, said the organization in a Tuesday press release.
According to the document, the seminar brought together government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Security, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, the Ministry of Education, the State Migration Service and the State Border Service as well as representatives of public organizations.
The two-day workshop provided participants with the knowledge and operational tools necessary for establishing effective national migration policies in line with OSCE commitments and international principles.
During the workshop, Ugo Melchionda, an expert from Italy, provided insights into the challenges in labour migration management and the roles that different stakeholders can play in developing effective labour migration practices.
Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat Natalya Drozd said they believe that the workshop will support the efforts of the host government to develop an efficient labour migration management system for Turkmenistan.
The seminar also addressed the development of circular and temporary migration schemes as optimal tools to harness the economic potential of well-governed migration for countries of origin, destination and the migrants themselves.