Roundtable with Private Sector on Fair & Ethical Recruitment

Cairo - The Egyptian Ministry of Manpower (MoM) and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), held a roundtable on fair and ethical recruitment on Monday, August 22nd, 2022, to introduce the principles of fair and ethical recruitment in different sectors; through defining accepted recruitment standards on a national and international scale Within the framework of “Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Labour Mobility in North Africa” Project (THAMM) and the “Fast-track Emergency Response to Covid-19 in North African Countries for the Most Vulnerable Population” Project, funded by the European Union.

The event included representatives from the Ministry of Manpower, the Federation of Egyptian Industries, the International Organization for Migration, and the International Labour Organization. In addition to 18 companies from different industrial sectors.

The meeting started with opening remarks from MoM and FEI, then the ILO and the IOM presented the principles of fair and ethical recruitment, after that a discussion was opened about the challenges facing the private sector regarding the recruitment of Egyptian and non-Egyptian workers. The meeting was concluded by presenting recommendations for working with the private sector to advance fair and ethical recruitment.

This round table comes within the framework of Goal 6 of The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) which aims to Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment and safeguard conditions that ensure decent work. It also contributes to the achievement of SDG 8, which calls for decent work and economic growth.