Publications on labour migration

May 2020

  1. Newsletter

    Fair Recruitment Initiative Newsletter - Edition May 2020

    21 May 2020

  2. ILO Brief

    Seasonal Migrant Workers’ Schemes: Rethinking Fundamental Principles and Mechanisms in light of COVID-19

    21 May 2020

    This ILO brief provides a preliminary review of short-term measures adopted by industrialised countries to address potential labour shortages in the agriculture sector. It shows that in many contexts and, with differences, the re-labelling of food-related and agriculture workers as ‘essential’ has allowed three types of short-term measures: i) tapping into the national workforce, ii) exceptions in travel bans as well as extensions to visas and work permits that are ‘temporary’; and iii) regularization plans and resorting to asylum seekers despite the fact that in certain countries this status does not allow them to work. Finally, the brief offers initial thinking into how seasonal migrant workers’ schemes could be redesigned, after the pandemic, to fully embrace a human-centred approach in line with the needs of labour markets and the economy.

  3. COVID-19

    COVID-19 impact on child labour and forced labour: The response of the IPEC+ Flagship Programme

    20 May 2020

    What is the real impact of COVID-19 on child labour and forced labour? How the ILO has repurposed its resources and operations to mitigate the devastating effects of the pandemic? How the international community can contribute to this effort?

  4. Publication

    Call for proposals: Applications to Conduct Rapid Assessment on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Labour Markets in Uganda

    18 May 2020

    Applications to Conduct Rapid Assessment on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Labour Markets in Targeted Intervention Areas of the PROSPECTS Programme in Uganda

  5. Global Initiative on Decent Work for Youth

    Executive Summary: Promoting Decent Employment for African Youth as a Peacebuilding Strategy

    14 May 2020

  6. Global Initiative on Decent Work for Youth

    Promoting Decent Employment for African Youth as a Peacebuilding Strategy

    14 May 2020

  7. Fair recruitment

    Regional study on defining recruitment fees and related costs: The Americas

    12 May 2020

    This study assesses regional and national policies and legislation on defining recruitment fees and related costs in the Americas.

April 2020

  1. Policy Brief

    Protecting migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    30 April 2020

    Recommendations for Policy-makers and Constituents

  2. Publication

    Mapping responses by cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations to forced displacement

    27 April 2020

    Produced as part of a wider programme on responding to forced displacement crises, the report identifies good practices, lessons learned and potential areas of innovation by cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations working in displacement contexts.

  3. Publication

    Unlocking Opportunities for decent job creation in Lebanon's Horticulture sector

    27 April 2020

    A market system analysis of the horticulture sector with a view to promoting livelihoods of Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees