News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

    08 November 2017

    At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.

  2. ILO Statement to the Fifth Informal Thematic

    06 November 2017

  3. ILO Statement to the Fourth Informal Thematic Session

    06 November 2017

  4. ILO Statement to the Second Informal Thematic Session

    06 November 2017

  5. ILO Statement to the First Informal Thematic Session

    06 November 2017

  6. ILO COOP presents on the role of cooperatives in overcoming refugee and migrant precarity in a side event at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

    27 September 2017

  7. © ILO/Ala’a al Sukhni 2017

    Jordan’s first job centre for Syrian refugees opens in Zaatari camp

    21 August 2017

    Following the Jordanian government’s decision to allow Syrian refugees to obtain work permits, a new job centre has opened at the country’s largest refugee camp to help the people living there access the local labour market.

  8. © ILO/Ala’a al Sukhni 2017

    Jordan issues first-of-their-kind work permits to Syria refugees in the Arab region

    09 August 2017

    Jordanian trade unions begin issuing non-employer-specific and non-position-specific work permits in the construction sector, following an ILO-coordinated agreement with the Government. The permits are the first of their kind to be issued to Syrian refugees in the Arab region.

  9. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  10. Skilling migrants: A triple win for government, migrant workers and employers

    26 July 2017

    The International Labour Organization calls for collaboration and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders to ensure skills training and recognition for migrant workers.