News and statements on labour migration

  1. The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) takes action to support migrant workers in Tunisia

    09 January 2018

    With support of the ILO’s Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR), UGTT has assigned nine focal points on labour migration across Tunisia in the cities of Medenine, Sfax, Sousse and Tunis in a show of its commitment to fair recruitment and protection of migrant workers

  2. ILO announces the four winners of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2017

    To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December, the ILO has announced the four winners of its 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

  3. Labour rights and skills development key to improving outcomes of migration in South-East Asia, say ILO and IOM

    15 December 2017

    Against the backdrop of increasing migration among ASEAN countries, joint ILO/IOM report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration.

  4. © Julian Buijzen 2018

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

  5. Beyond borders: Reporting on fair recruitment and labour migration

    04 December 2017

    Fair Media Training - The ILO’s Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) in partnership with the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines conducted a Fair Media Training aimed to equip professional journalists with tools of right-based reporting on labour migration.

  6. © EU2017 EP/Benoit Bourgeois 2018

    ILO Africa Director tells European Parliament that job-rich growth must be at the heart of EU-Africa partnership

    01 December 2017

    Regional Director Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon was speaking at a high-level conference organized by the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 22nd November.

  7. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2018

    DFID announces £13 million for ILO Work in Freedom programme

    30 November 2017

    DFID pledges a new package of support totalling £13 million for the ILO-run Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour among women migrant workers from South Asia.

  8. Stay or go: Migration should be a choice

    09 November 2017

    Find out what Nepal is doing to promote decent work opportunities at home and informed labour migration abroad – an ILO InfoStory.

  9. 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.

  10. ILO Statement to the Fifth Informal Thematic

    06 November 2017