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.
ILO promotes labour intensive methods to improve livelihoods of host and refugee communities in Ethiopia
28 March 2023
Nigeria ratified ILO Conventions concerning migrant workers and private employment agencies
27 March 2023
The Impact of Climate Change on Labour Migration: Exchanging practices and exploring opportunities for sustainable development, decent work and a just labour market transition
Agenda — The Impact of Climate Change on Labour Migration
24 March 2023
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