VideoDecember 18, 2008
Living in a poor rural area of Moldova, 17-year old Maria grabbed the chance for a better life when a family friend promised her lucrative work abroad. Instead she found herself doing forced labour on a farm in Russia, with no passport or money to get back home. Breaking this cycle of human trafficking will involve improving decent work prospects for Moldavians at home, as ILO TV reports.
ArticleDecember 17, 2008
At 16 per cent, the region of Chernivtsi in Ukraine has the highest unemployment rate in the country and the lowest number of women employed. This is why the region was chosen for an ILO project, funded by Development Cooperation Ireland, that addresses the root causes of labour migration and tries to stem irregular migration and trafficking through training, job placement and entrepreneurial activities. ILO Online reports from Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
04 December 2013
More than 25 per cent of the economically active population of the Republic of Moldova has had an experience of working abroad. An ongoing communication campaign of the ILO aims to inform Moldovan migrant workers about their social security rights.
31 May 2013
1,2 million Ukrainians are labour migrants, according to the Labour Migration Survey 2012, carried out by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, in cooperation with the Institute of Demography and Social Researches in the framework of the European Union funded Technical Cooperation Project “Effective Governance of Labour Migration and its Skills Dimensions”. The project is implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
16 May 2013
Italian trade union organizations (CGIL, CISL, UIL) and their counterparts from Moldova and Ukraine signed key cooperation agreements on 16 May 2013 in Chisinau, Moldova. The agreements commit signatory organization to promote and protect the right of migrant workers in line with UN and ILO Conventions. Italy is one of the major countries of destination for migrant workers from Moldova and Ukraine.