Events and training on labour migration

June 2016

  1. ILO-ITC-COMPAS Training course on China - EU Labour Migration: Challenges and Opportunities

    20 - 23 June 2016

    A training course for Chinese policy makers, organised by the ILO Office for China and Mongolia in cooperation with the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO).

  2. The Effect of State Taxes on the Geographical Location of Top Earners: Evidence from Star Scientists

    8 June 2016

    Presentation by Enrico Moretti (UC Berkeley)

May 2016

  1. Mainstreaming migration into policy planning

    23 - 27 May 2016

    This course deals with the emergence and evolution of, and current trends in, migration and development (M&D) discourses, policies and practices. It explores the concept, process and implications of integrating migration in development planning and strategies at national and local level.

  2. The central role of Decent Work in addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The ILO Experience

    23 May 2016

    As a side event to the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, the ILO organized a panel discussion to review good practices using decent work to strengthen the nexus between humanitarian assistance and development cooperation in situations of forced displacement.

  3. ASEAN Regional Employers Workshop: Managing Labour Mobility for Inclusion, Innovation and Business Competitiveness, 9-10 May 2016, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    9 - 10 May 2016

    Managing workforce diversity, particularly in the context of labour migration, is an essential tool for improving business competitiveness. As an employers’ component of ASEAN TRIANGLE Project (ATP)’s Action Plan to fully engage employers’ organizations on labour migration processes in ASEAN, ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) adopted an employers’ policy framework for sustainable labour migration in ASEAN in 2013. The framework prioritizes five fundamental areas for business and policy decision makers. For the first four areas, regional workshops have taken place and background papers and policy position papers developed. This meeting is the fifth in this series on ‘Managing Diversity and Workplace Integration in the ASEAN Countries’.

  4. Good practices and lessons learned on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia

    5 - 7 May 2016

  5. Workshop to prepare for a Sector Study in Ghana (ECLM project)

    3 - 7 May 2016

    A Workshop was held in Accra from May 3-7 in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana), and discussed the implementation of a study of the mining and trade sectors. The agenda for the workshop can be downloaded below.

April 2016

  1. Workshop on Enhance the Cooperation between the Labour Sector and Law Enforcement in Identification, Support, and Protection of Victims of Trafficking in International Labour Migration

    28 - 29 April 2016

  2. Launch of Migrant Resource Centre - Lahore

    28 April 2016

    Department of labour and Human Resource Punjab has established a first ever Migrant Resource Centre in Lahore. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to save migrant workers from exploitation and abuse in the migration cycle. The department has established this centre and planned an inauguration of the centre in November with the support of EU funded ILO project “South Asia Labour Migration Governance”.

  3. Capacity Building Workshop on Strengthening the Role of ASEAN Labour Attachés in Singapore, 26 April 2016, Singapore

    26 April 2016

    The International Labour Organization ASEAN TRIANGLE Project and the Philippines Embassy in Singapore are launching a series of consultations with labour attachés and embassy officials from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Viet Nam to strengthen dialogue between labour attachés and consular officials now posted in Singapore. The 1st consultation workshop is schedule to take place in Singapore on 26th April 2016. It aims at familiarizing labour attachés and consular officials on the functions and services provided by the various ASEAN embassies in Singapore on the protection of their migrant workers and to update the participants on recent developments on labour migration in the region. In addition, it aims at enhancing the capacity of ASEAN Labour Attachés in Singapore in providing service and protection for their migrant workers.