News and statements on labour migration

  1. Revised Vietnamese Labour Code to help everyone gain fair shares of economic growth

    20 November 2019

    The ILO congratulates Viet Nam on the adoption of the revised Labour Code, which is better in line with universal fundamental labour rights.

  2. © UN Network on Migration 2019

    Statement by the Principals of the Executive Committee

    14 November 2019

  3. ILO signs new agreement with the Netherlands on forced displacement response

    31 October 2019

    PROSPECTS Partnership: Putting decent work at the nexus between humanitarian action and development cooperation

  4. My father, the migrant worker

    31 October 2019

    The money sent by migrants workers to their loved ones back home support their families and the wider economy. For ILO officer, Asmi Mustafa, remittances helped him achieve his dreams.

  5. Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  6. Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  7. Sharing experience and tools on decent work for refugees

    07 October 2019

    The Government of Norway and the ILO partnered to organise a panel discussion on Decent work for refugees: lessons learned and guidance for inclusive labour markets as a side event to the 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Preparatory Meeting on September 11th 2019.

  8. Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

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    ILO and UNCCD to work together on human impacts of desertification

    24 September 2019

    Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding supporting closer cooperation on climate-related issues, including halting desertification and land degradation, and creating green jobs.

  10. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.