Effective border management is a crucial part of migration governance. In the past six years, IOM implemented capacity building projects benefitting governmental authorities.
STOP aims at strengthening the government’s capacities for effective border management to support smooth and safe regular movements. The project entails the provision of adequate refurbishment and equipment for detecting fraudulent travel documents, as well as enhancing the technical capacities of selected officers in line with international best practices in border management in Passport Examination Procedures and Passenger Profiling trainings.
- President El-Sisi Statement in front of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (2015): “The increasing plight of refugees fleeing from destructive armed conflicts […] also necessitates creating channels for legal immigration and facilitating transportation as well as linking international migration and development”.
- Declaration of the Ministerial Conference of the Khartoum Process – “Assisting in improving national capacity building in the field of migration management”; “Assisting in improving identification and prosecution of criminal networks by enhancing national law enforcement agencies”.
- Valletta Action Plan (2015), Priority initiative 1.3: “Addressing instability and crises, through supporting state building, rule of law and good governance”; 4. “Prevention of and fight against irregular migration, migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings“.
- Sustainable Development Goals – Target 17.9: “Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation”; Target 16.a: “Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime”.
- IOM Migration Governance Framework - Objective 3: “Migration should take place in a safe, orderly and dignified manner”.
Strengthen Technical and Operational Practices (STOP)
To Address Irregular Migration at Egyptian Entry and Exit Points