News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO: Employment policies are key to address the challenge of migration

    24 January 2020

    At the 12th Summit of the Global Forum in Ecuador, ILO stated that decent work deficits are one of the main causes of migratory movements. The ILO Regional Director recalled in his speech that most migration is directly or indirectly related to the world of work.

  2. State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

  3. © ILO Ship to Shore Rights 2020

    How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    06 January 2020

    Since Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.

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    I benefitted from migration, let others do so too

    02 January 2020

    All sides can benefit if migration is well-organized and governed, according to an economist who has personal experience of the costs and benefits.

  5. ILO announces winners of the 2019 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2019

    Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on fair recruitment and the future of labour migration.

  6. Are migrants also successful in the labour market?

    18 December 2019

    As migration draws increasing attention globally, what do we know about the millions of international migrant workers?

  7. © M. Crozet / ILO 2020

    Joint action to support refugees and host communities

    18 December 2019

    The ILO will work to strengthen socio-economic growth and decent work for refugees and host communities as part of the PROSPECTS partnership.

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    UN Network on Migration marks the Global Compact's first anniversary

    11 December 2019

    Adopted in 2018, the Global Compact highlights the need for international cooperation to address the challenges of migration and reap its benefits, while respecting human rights.

  9. Inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market with a humanitarian development focus

    04 December 2019

    ILO and constituents share experiences and good practices in the inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market, during an event aimed at encouraging a more coherent approach to the promotion of decent work in crisis settings.

  10. PROSPECTS: How the ILO is innovating in project design to support refugees and host communities

    02 December 2019

    ILO PROSPECTS is pioneering a “One ILO” integrated and innovative approach to project design, bringing together ILO technical departments, the social partners and field offices.