News and statements on labour migration

  1. © ILO/Laith Abu Sha'ireh 2017

    ILO launches “Jobs Make the Difference” report

    05 April 2017

    The ILO, in partnership with UNDP and WFP, launches a report which focuses on expanding economic opportunities for Syrian Refugees and host Communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.

  2. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder meets Lebanese President Michel Aoun

    03 April 2017

    The meeting was held at the presidential Baabda Palace in the capital Beirut, during Ryder’s first official visit to Lebanon

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

    20 March 2017

  4. 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.

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

  7. © 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.

  8. Migration, Decent Work and Cooperatives

    06 February 2017

  9. 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.

  10. ILO donors visit refugee response frontline in Jordan

    30 January 2017

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