News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO revises the Recommendation concerning Employment Organisation in the Transition from War to Peace

    20 March 2017

  2. The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

  3. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  4. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 1, February 2017

    14 February 2017

    The ILO Cooperatives Unit launched its eNewsletter on 1 July 2016, this electronic newsletter replaces the previous paper version. The newsletter includes articles on various events, projects, training and meetings related to the work of the ILO and Cooperatives.

  5. © Matteo Paciotti 2017

    More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

    10 February 2017

    ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.

  6. Migration, Decent Work and Cooperatives

    06 February 2017

  7. From brooms to books: Ranjita returns to school

    01 February 2017

    Many choose migration to escape poverty for themselves and their families. The ILO’s Work in Freedom programme reduces vulnerability to trafficking of women and girls by supporting informed migration, fair recruitment and decent work.

  8. ILO donors visit refugee response frontline in Jordan

    30 January 2017

    Donors examine outcomes of ILO employment programmes for Syrian refugees and Jordanians.

  9. © Nadia Bseiso 2017

    ILO’s Ruba Jaradat: We must create decent jobs, not any jobs, for Syrian refugees and host communities

    23 January 2017

    The ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat participated in a high-level panel on jobs and economic opportunities during the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region from 23-24 January, at which the UN appealed for over $4.6 billion to help Syrians and host communities.

  10. © Sam Tarling / ILO 2017

    Lebanon seeks to adopt code of conduct and coordination mechanism to address working street children

    13 January 2017

    Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces, non-governmental organizations, Ministries of Labour and of Social Affairs organizations have developed a draft code of conduct and coordination mechanism to facilitate better coordination and methodologies to remove working street children from the streets and rehabilitate them in line with internationally-recognized best practices.