Southern Africa Migration Management Project

Southern Africa

Start: 2020-01-01

The Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) Project is an example of the ONE-UN approach. Four UN agencies are collaborating to implement the project - the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Funded by the European Commission it is a four-year project to improve migration management in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region guided by, and contributing to, the realization of the 2030 Development Agenda (Goals 8 and 10).

It is comprised of two main project components: 1. Labour Migration; and 2. Mixed Migration. The first component supports the implementation of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the second one the application of the UN Global Compact on Refugees.

The project targets regional organizations: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); Southern African Development Community (SADC); and Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). It focuses on the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The implementation of the project started in January 2020. Learn more about SAMM

Goals we are supporting through this initiative

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