• Fair recruitment. Decent work

    ‘Many migrant workers – particularly low skilled workers – find themselves paying large recruitment fees to intermediaries in order to secure work overseas. The recruitment processes are often unclear and opens them up to abuse. The ILO has been addressing the issue through its Fair Recruitment Initiative. Find out more in our latest Infostory.

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    Time to deliver: Decent work in digital labour platforms

    For digital platform workers, considered to be essential in many countries, the COVID-19 outbreak increased their vulnerability and lack of protection. The silver lining: with decent work, the pandemic could drive a positive digital transformation. Read this story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

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  • How to advance fair, ethical, and responsible recruitment?

    In their search for work opportunities beyond their home countries, migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse by unscrupulous employment agencies and intermediaries. It’s an issue that will be discussed at a virtual Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment that takes place 12-15 April. Governments, employers’ and workers' organisations, as well as global brands, suppliers, and recruitment agencies will take part, to find solutions and promote fair and responsible recruitment for all.

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  • COVID-19 strategies must invest in human-centred recovery, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    Economic and social recovery from the pandemic will require policies that promote decent work, address poverty and inequalities, and encourage a green recovery, the ILO’s Director-General has said in statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings.

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    With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO today has a bigger portfolio than ever with some 600 active programmes and projects in more than 100 countries.

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