Migrant workers and COVID-19
- Join the ILO Global Webinar on Migrant Workers and COVID-19
- Read the press release: ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’
- Watch the video message from ILO Director General Guy Ryder: ‘Migrant workers among the hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic’
- Watch the video message from ITUC Secretary General Sharan Burrow: ‘Migrant workers deserve equal treatment during COVID-19 pandemic’
- Watch the video message from IOE Secretary General Roberto Suarez Santos: ‘Sustainable migration policies needed to help migrants and businesses during pandemic’
Statement by the United Nations Network on Migration
Standing in Solidarity with Migrants: Supporting Civil Society and other Stakeholders in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
08 July 2020
ILO joins the UN Network on Migration calling for increased recognition for the work of workers and employers’ organizations, civil society and other actors, who are playing a key role in protecting migrant workers and those rendered most vulnerable by the pandemic and responses to it.
Syria: IV Brussels Conference
30 June 2020
“Let us focus on building back better with a human-centred approach with and for refugees and their host communities,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said to the Brussels IV Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, convened by the EU.
COVID-19 and the Workers' Organisations
30 June 2020
Migrant workers are exposed to vulnerable situations, decent work deficits and inequalities in normal times, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their situations. Joel Odigie from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) shares the challenges faced by migrants workers in Africa and the actions taken by Unions to support them in the region.
5-9 October 2020
7 September–11 October 2020
Policies and programmes
Our database provides a non-exhaustive list of current good practices implemented at the country level.
22 June 2020
05 December 2018
Policy coherence paper
General practical guidance on promoting coherence among employment, education/training and labour migration policies
20 December 2017
International Labour Conference
Conference paper | 10 April 2017
22 February 2016
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