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Panel #3: Recognition of skills and qualifications and relevant measures

Statement held in Geneva, 12-13 October 2017.

In Norway, we have a demand driven form of recruitment of labour where the employers define their needs for skills and labour. The government do not have any skills shortage lists for the labour market, nor does Norway have many regulations on sectoral level apart from addressing the level of competence needed to perform the respective occupations on Norwegian soil.

There is important technical work currently being undertaken by WHO, ILO and OECD on enhancing international skills recognition for health personnel, as a follow up of the recommendations of the 2015 UN High level commission on health workforce. The goal is to improve comparability of data and to maximize the benefits of international migration, as well as to minimize the negative effects. We must make sure to include this work as appropriate in our further development of this compact.