The Congress of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2012 will be held from November 21 to 22, in Mauritius. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has already initiated discussions within the framework of this initiative, which aims to answer questions and expectations in the field of immigration.
In his speech, at a ceremony Wednesday, January 19 at the hotel Hennessy, Ebony, Arvin Boolell said that migration is an issue closely followed by his ministry. "It is an honor for us this year , to be able to bring this great forum in Africa and the little island of Mauritius, a country of migrants, " he said.
During the 2012 GFMD, the Mauritian government intends to focus its intervention on the inclusive development of circular migration. This, with the aim of improving the potential for human development in countries of origin and destination.
"Since 2006, Mauritius has taken the initiative to develop circular migration programs with countries like France and Canada. These programs aim to broaden the possibilities for Mauritian workers to find employment abroad on a specific period, learn new skills and save money before returning home for a new job and get a small and medium enterprises to invest in other economic activities, " the minister said.
In 2007, the GFMD held in Brussels, Mauritius has had the opportunity to share its know-how circular migration, with discussions co-chaired by the European Commission, followed by a workshop International on the subject in 2008.
"Since then, the GFMD discussions were redirected to more specific questions relating to social and economic conditions in which people move for work abroad," said Arvin Boolell.