SOCOTU position on Global Migration Crisis(GMC) 2023.

Somali Congress of Trade Union, we hereby express our commitment and readiness to support, advocate and raise awareness on global migration crisis specially in Somalia for the purpose of ensuring legitimate pathways to develop policy guidelines and procedures framework to reduce global migration crisis in the short and long term period and eradicate the global migration issues by developing policy that will help Somalia to create unlimited jobs for the youth, control overwhelmed human trafficking exercises, empower rule of law and good governance,

factors that contribute to national migration issues in Somalia include in justice, insecurity, lack of jobs, Al-Shabaab influence and so on which contributed to the global migration crisis and those factors need to be addressed in a more sophisticated way by working with relevant trade unions in Somalia and empowering their programs

SOCOTU understands that the United Nations Global Compact on migration is a global framework adopted by UN member states to enhance international cooperation on migration-related issues.

Therefore, SOCOTU is well prepared and ready to contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact on Migrations in several ways, such as:

Advocacy and Awareness:

Trade unions can raise awareness among their members and the broader Somali societies about the rights of migrant workers, their challenges, and the principles outlined in the Global Compact. while advocating for policies and practices that protect and promote the rights and well-being of migrant workers.

Capacity Building:

Trade unions can provide training and capacity-building development programs for their members, particularly focusing on issues related to migrant workers. This can include educating workers about their rights, facilitating integration efforts, and providing support services for migrant workers.

Policy Engagement:

Trade unions can engage with governments and participate in policy discussions at the local, provincial, national and international levels to shape labor migration policies. They can also contribute their expertise and perspectives to ensure that migrant workers’ rights are protected, including fair wages, safe working conditions, and social protection.


Trade unions can collaborate with other stakeholders, such as civil society organizations, employers’ associations, and migrant rights organizations, to address the challenges faced by migrant workers collectively by forming partnerships, trade unions can amplify their efforts and advocate for comprehensive solutions.

Mohamed Osman Haji

SOCOTU Chairman


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