UNIT
Immigration and Border Management
DONORS

DURATION
April 2016 to August 2017

LOCATION
Egyptian Border Entry and Exit Points
BENEFICIARIES
Ministry of Interior, migrants, including vulnerable migrants and victims of trafficking
CONTEXT

Effective border management is a crucial part of migration governance. In the past six years, IOM implemented capacity building projects benefitting governmental authorities.


OVERVIEW

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.


LINKS TO BROADER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
  • 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”.