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.

Highlights

  1. International Migration Review Forum

    ILO Pledge for the International Migration Review Forum 2022

  2. ILO at the First International Migration Review Forum, 16-20 May, 2022

    The Forum aims to foster discussions between all stakeholders and address successes and challenges in implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

  3. Improve the lives of labour migrants in Central America

    Labour Migration Specialist, Noortje Denkers describes the ILO's work on labour migration across Central America, including the development of public policy and the promotion of employment for labour migrants and refugees.

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