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Today, migrant workers account for 150 million of the world’s approximately 244 million international migrants. 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.
22 February 2016
15 December 2015
Interregional knowledge sharing forum on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia
03 May 2016