Technical and Financial Partners

The International Labour Organisation is the United Nations agency specialising in issues related to the world of work.

Its mission is to advance social justice and promote decent work.

It brings governments, workers and employers together around a people-centred approach to the future of work, by supporting job creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue. It has a permanent secretariat that implements its activities: the International Labour Office (ILO). 


Decent work is the possibility for everyone to obtain productive and adequately paid work, with safe working conditions and social protection for their families. It gives people the opportunity to develop and integrate into society.

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In Mauritania, the Organisation signed its first Decent Work Promotion Programme (DWPP) with its tripartite constituents in 2013. Since 2015, multiple programmes to promote employment and vocational training for youth, refugee and host populations have been supported by various partners, including the European Union (through the Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa), the French Development Agency and the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM).




The European Union is the result of a political and economic partnership between 27 European countries. It plays a major role on the international scene, whether through diplomacy, trade, development aid or cooperation with international organisations.


The European Union Delegation to Mauritania implements programmes and projects of common interest, within the framework of the European Consensus on Development and the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the United Nations Agenda 2030. Areas of activity include socio-economic development, security, humanitarian aid, promotion of human rights and the rule of law, consolidation of democratic practices, migration management, fisheries, trade and regional cooperation.



The French Development Agency (AFD) group is a public establishment that implements France’s development and international solidarity policy. Climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban planning, health, governance…

AFD’s teams are involved in over 4 000 projects with a strong social and environmental impact in the French Overseas Communities and 115 countries. AFD is thus contributing to France’s and French people’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

AFD has been a partner in Mauritania since 1978 and is helping to maintain the country’s social and territorial cohesion.


The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) is the humanitarian office of the U.S. State Department. The BPRM promotes U.S. interests by providing protection, alleviating suffering, and addressing the plight of persecuted and refugee people around the world. BPRM does this by coordinating humanitarian policy and diplomacy, providing life-saving assistance, working with multilateral organisations to build global partnerships, and promoting best practices in humanitarian response.

In response to regional challenges in the Sahel and Mauritania, the BPRM promotes, among other things, livelihood activities for refugees to enable them to maintain their dignity; improve their security; contribute to the economy of their host country; ensure peaceful coexistence in the host country; and retain or even acquire skills that can be used in a country of asylum, upon their return home, or in a third country.