Labour migration

Migrant workers contribute to growth and development in their countries of destination, while countries of origin greatly benefit from their remittances and the skills acquired during their migration experience. Yet, the migration process implies complex challenges in terms of governance, migrant workers' protection, migration and development linkages, and international cooperation. The ILO works to forge policies to maximize the benefits of labour migration for all those involved.

Latest news

  1. News

    Geneva Peace Week 2020: Improving prospects, social cohesion and peaceful coexistence for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    12 April 2021

    ILO-led panel discussion highlights challenges and opportunities in promoting social cohesion and peaceful coexistence under the PROSPECTS partnership, through improving access to education, decent work and protection for displaced populations and the communities that host them.

  2. News

    ILO organizes awareness raising session on the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193)

    12 April 2021

    Members of the Steering Committee overseeing the development of a national strategy for the cooperative movement in Jordan and representatives from the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in an awareness-raising session on Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193) on April 8, 2021.

  3. Event

    Launch of the ILO Report "Digital Refugee Livelihoods and Decent Work - Towards inclusion in a fairer digital economy"

    The digitization of the world of work is fundamentally transforming how refugees can make a livelihood and obtain employment. A rapidly expanding global digital economy harbours countless new opportunities but it also poses a range of challenges and risks. A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) now explores the growing role of digital economies for refugees, including case studies from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

Focus on

  1. Fair Recruitment Initiative

    Global ILO led initiative to help prevent human trafficking, protect the rights of migrant workers, reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development gains.

  • Migrants make significant and essential contributions to the economic, social and cultural development of their host countries and their communities back home. But too often these contributions go unrecognized."

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General