National Migration Working Group (NMWG) in Jordan

Representatives from UN agencies, civil society, and one think tank attending the NMWG. Photo credit: @IOM Jordan/Clement GIBON

Photo credit: @IOM Jordan/Clement GIBON

Photo credit: @IOM Jordan/Clement GIBON

On July 13, 2022, the National Migration Working Group (NMWG) in Jordan convened to assess the progress made in implementing the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). Co-Chaired between the IOM and ILO, the meeting brought together representatives from UN agencies, civil society, and one think tank called academia.  

One significant achievement highlighted during the discussions was the in-depth examination of the working conditions of migrant workers within the framework of the Jordanian sponsorship system. Promoting fair and ethical recruitment practices, ensuring decent wages, and addressing workplace discrimination are needed to establish dignified working conditions for migrants residing in Jordan. 

The discussions also addressed another key thematic priority of the NMWG linked to the improvement of data collection and dissemination related to migration in the country and its connection to evidence-based policymaking. Ensuring that data protection safeguards contribute to the realization of migrants’ rights.   

Additionally, the discussions prepared for the upcoming GCM regional review for the Arab States in 2024. The approach adopted emphasized a whole-of-government and whole-of-society perspective, fostering inclusivity and comprehensiveness. The NMWG also planned the next engagement with the government of Jordan, including the biannual meeting, to ensure continued progress in addressing migration-related issues. 

Overall, the NMWG discussions in Jordan exemplified an inclusive and comprehensive approach to tackling migration-related issues by engaging various stakeholders. The meeting provided a platform to address crucial aspects of migration within the context of Jordan, fostering dialogue and collaborative efforts to achieve positive outcomes for migrant workers and the country as a whole. 

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals