Relevant Documents on African Mobility

Voting on the Global Compact on
Safe, Orderly & Regular Migration

African Union - African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), University of Witwatersrand; SOUTH AFRICA


Situation analysis - Patterns, levels and trends of African migration
African migration is commonly portrayed as a phenomenon driven by poverty, violence and other forms of human misery............

UN Economic Commission for Africa
African Regional Consultative Meeting on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly & Regular Migration
October 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
African Migration - Drivers of Migration in Africa
Africa is often seen as a continent on the move due to crisis-led causes, mainly as people escaping poverty, environmental disaster, or violent conflict. the premise of poverty-driven migration out of Africa has been disputed by current research. African countries with comparatively higher levels of development, such as in the Maghreb, coastal West Africa, South Africa etc also tend to have the highest intensity of extra-continental migration.............
African Migration - Migration Governance
Analyses of African migration governance often ignore the role of African governments through their focus on the actions of European and other ‘destination’ countries to manage African migration. 

Civil Society Organizations active on global migration agenda:

Global Coalition on Migration (GCM)

Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA) Geneva
Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Women in Migration Network 


Africa Union Conventions and initiatives relating to migration:


OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa (1969) (Ratified by 46 out of the 55 countries) 


African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR)  ratified by all member states of the AU, except by Morocco (1981)


African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) 1990(article 23, the ACRWC provides specific protection to asylum seeker or refugee children and to internally displaced children.  Ratified by all but 7 states)


Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (2003)


The Migration Policy Framework for Africa (2006 )

Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children As adopted by the Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development (2006)


The Joint Africa-EU Declaration on Migration and Development (2006)


African Common Position on Migration and Development (2006 )


Declaration on the African Union Border Programme and its Implimentation Modalities as Adopted by the Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Border Issues  (2007 )

Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa - "Kampala Convention" (2009 )

Minimum Integration Programme (2009)

Khartoum Declaration on AU-Horn of Africa Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants (2014 )

Labour Migration Governance for Development and Integration in Africa (2017)

Declaration on Migration (2015)

Common African Position on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly & Regular Migration (2017) DRAFT


Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to Free Movement of Persons, Rights of Residence and Right of Establishment and its Draft Implementation Roadmap (2018)

African Continental Free Trade Zone (2018)

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