- Based in Geneva, AIM was established in
cooperation with corporate and civil society partners to enable the
private sector to act directly and effectively on the major economic,
social and humanitarian challenges of human mobility.
Manpower Inc. and WISeKey, two of AIM's founding partners, have
played a lead role in the Labour Mobility Index to be launched at the
2009 World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Labour Mobility Index will allow governments and private
sector companies to monitor progress on labour mobility policy and
practice via the Internet. The Index will include an analysis of
legislation, regulation, institutional behaviour, openness of markets
to foreign workers, services provided to them and measures for their
integration, permanent or temporary.
Manpower has sponsored Oxford Analytica as designer of the
methodology and evaluation processes required to prepare and publish
the Labour Mobility Index.
"The Labour Mobility Index will be a powerful tool in advancing
AIM's vision of an open, efficient, fair and sustainable system of
human mobility worldwide," said AIM Co-Chair Brunson McKinley.
The Association for International Mobility (AIM) advocates on
behalf of a more open and flexible international labour mobility;
encourages commercially viable services to foreign workers and the
communities they live in, especially through use of mobility
technology; and serves as a point of reference and assistance for
civil society groups working in the field of human mobility.
"Manpower has long recognized this as an area that can be much
improved in order to facilitate global mobility," said David Arkless,
President of Global Corporate and Government Affairs, Manpower Inc.
"Our partnership with AIM will allow us to bring to market unique
ways of looking at this trend based on the strengths of our
WISeKey eSecurity technologies will enable AIM to activate the
Labour Mobility Index over the Internet and monitor it securely from
anywhere in the world said Carlos Moreira, CEO, WISekey.
In all its work, AIM seeks to reinforce the influence and capacity
of other actors in international human mobility - individuals,
businesses, civil society, organizations, governments and local
authorities - and will emphasize the humanitarian dimension of
AIM operates as a non-profit association under by-laws approved by
the Swiss government. Its members are corporations and associations
with strategic interests in human mobility as well as distinguished
international experts in the field.
ots Originaltext: WISeKey SA
VP Corporate Communication