News and statements on labour migration

  1. International Nurses’ Day: EU and ILO Manila promote decent work agenda for Filipino health professionals

    06 May 2013

    Thousands of Filipino health professionals migrate every year for work raising important questions related to the global shortage and inequitable distribution of health professionals in and between many countries.

  2. A smart way to prevent bonded labour

    03 May 2013

    A young couple and their new baby are the first beneficiaries of a national health insurance scheme which now extends to migrant brick kiln workers at risk of bondage, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  3. Tricked and trapped: How migrant workers are getting a raw deal in the Middle East

    09 April 2013

    ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking.

  4. Tricked and trapped: How migrant workers are getting a raw deal in the Middle East

    09 April 2013

    ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking.

  5. Photo contest: "Migrant domestic workers in Europe"

    13 March 2013

    Participate in this unique ILO photo contest funded by the European Union.

  6. Fighting forced labour with education

    04 January 2013

    Nepalese women migrating as domestic workers often risk falling prey to human trafficking. A little knowledge can go a long way towards reducing their vulnerability.

  7. ILO, European Commission, OHCHR, UNWOMEN and KSBSI sign agreement on global action programme on migrant domestic workers

    18 December 2012

    The European Commission and the ILO in partnership with OHCHR, UNWOMEN and the Indonesian Trade Union KSBSI signed an agreement on implementing a “Global Action programme on migrant domestic workers and their families”. The implementation of this three-year programme, with € 3.5 million EU funding, will start on 1 February 2013.

  8. Message by the ILO's Director-General on the occasion of International Migrants Day

    18 December 2012

    We celebrate the contribution of women and men migrants to growth and development in both their host and home countries. They replenish labour markets with much-needed skills and human and social capital.

  9. US$2.5 million to improve labour migration governance in the Middle East

    17 December 2012

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation funds ILO initiative to improve working conditions for migrants in the Middle East.

  10. Czech Republic donates US$75,000 to ILO project on return migrants in Moldova

    14 December 2012

    The Government of the Czech Republic will contribute CZK 1.5 million (approximately US$ 75,000) to an ILO project on the return of migrants and home country socio-economic development over the next year.