Labour migration resources

  1. Trafficking of women, chasing away our own demons and women’s rights

    16 March 2016

    This blog explores the links between migration and poverty through research, capacity building and policy engagement as part of the Migrating out of Poverty RPC - a DFID-funded research consortium with partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Singapore and South Africa.

  2. Case studies in the international recruitment of nurses: Promising practices in recruitment among agencies in the United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines

    15 March 2016

    This report is a product of the ILO’s Decent Work Across Borders project: A Pilot project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers, funded by the European Union. Although the number of ethical recruitment agencies is increasing, many migrants continue to be exposed to the risk of being lured into exploitative employment by unscrupulous brokers, agencies and employers. Noting that a segment of the recruitment industry has been active in promoting fair and ethical recruitment standards, this publication raises the visibility of promising or good practices, emanating from this particular group of agencies.

  3. Training of trainers: Financial education course for ASEAN migrants in Thailand

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project recognizes that providing financial education for ASEAN migrants and assisting them in addressing family and cultural issues are valuable interventions that could enable them to achieve their goals for migration, and empower them through better-informed planning and decision making.

  4. Review of the government-to-government mechanism for the employment of Bangladeshi workers in the Malaysian plantation sector

    11 March 2016

    Migrant workers form a key element in labour markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Bangladesh, like many other countries of origin, labour migration is a source of employment, and workers’ remittances are critical to poverty alleviation and for offsetting the foreign trade deficit. Malaysia is a major country of destination, where migrants make up approximately a quarter of the workforce. Migrant workers’ contributions are critical in several key economic sectors, including the multi-billion dollar palm oil industry.

  5. Opening address to the first joint meeting of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) and the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), Bangkok, Thailand, 8 March 2016

    08 March 2016

    By Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

  6. First Joint Meeting of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers and the ASEAN Trade Union Council

    Both ACE and ATUC have acknowledged the value of holding this joint meeting between ATUC and ACE to address emerging issues, build trust and put forward common positions to the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) and Senior Labour Officials Meeting (SLOM).

  7. Newsletter Issue2: EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project

    01 March 2016

    The focus of this edition is to share the outcomes of the project activities car-ried out in the last few months and what has been planned for the year ahead. Additionally and as usual, it will have some analysis on recent poli-cy and strategic developments and related legislative regulations in the EU and China in the area of migration and mobility.

  8. Law and Policy Dialogue Workshop on Domestic Workers

    The aims of the workshop is to have a constructive interaction and sharing among the constituents and social partners, identify challenges and gaps in the existing laws and policies on domestic workers and find a way forward for its effective implementation.

  9. Consultation on Formation of Federation of Recruitment Agencies

    Following from earlier consultations held in 2015, this consultation with invitees from all state associations of recruitment agencies aims to arrive at an agreement on formation of a national federation, its roles, office bearers etc.

  10. Fourth Capacity Building Workshop on Strengthening the Role of Labour Attachés in Thailand

    The appointment of labour attachés or consular officials to major countries of destination is an important measure for migrant sending countries to ensure the protection of their migrant workforce. Labour attachés perform a vital role in the protection of migrant workers and in the development of effective labour migration policies. This fourth workshop is being held with the specific objective to update labour attachés and consular officials on developments in migration in ASEAN and on recent changes to Thailand’s labour migration policies and practices.