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Today, there are an estimated 232 million international migrants around the world. Globalization, demographic shifts, conflicts, income inequalities and climate change will encourage ever more workers and their families to cross borders in search of employment and security. 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.
Policies and programmes
Our database provides a non-exhaustive list of current good practices implemented at the country level.
National Consultation Seminar on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in South Africa (ECLM project)
Session 6: Blueprint for Establishing MWFs in CLM - Sub-regional meeting to validate findings of the Migration Welfare Fund Feasibility Study conducted in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26-27 May 2015
16 July 2015