News and statements on labour migration

  1. © Wayne Grazio 2020

    ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  2. Spanish Flu and COVID-19 – are there lessons for the world of work?

    27 May 2020

    The outbreak of Spanish Flu in 1918 decimated populations around the world and, like the COVID-19 pandemic, had a major impact on jobs, particularly in the poorest, most vulnerable communities.

  3. © Ploy Phutpheng / UN Women 2020

    Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says

    14 May 2020

    Strengthened and comprehensive social protection systems will lessen the impact of crises such as COVID-19.

  4. © Trocaire 2020

    Helping the “double casualties” of COVID-19

    04 May 2020

    The spread of COVID-19 in fragile states riven by conflict and political insecurity, is turning millions of vulnerable people into double casualties of the pandemic.

  5. ILO releases new guidance and recommendations for protecting migrant workers as countries respond to COVID-19 impacts.

    30 April 2020

    The guidance can help to ensure that policy responses are fair, rights-based and gender-sensitive, and as well can inform policies relevant to protection of refugees and displaced persons in the workplace.

  6. © ILOSTAT 2020

    COVID-19 and the new meaning of safety and health at work

    30 April 2020

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational safety and health takes on even greater importance. It is a core aspect of decent work, and as such, it should be universally guaranteed. Yet, too many work accidents still take place every year.

  7. © U.S. Pacific Fleet 2020

    Protect workers both now and after lockdowns ease, says ILO

    28 April 2020

    The International Labour Organization warns that without adequate safeguards for returning workers there could be a second wave of the virus.

  8. © U.S. Pacific Fleet 2020

    Protect workers both now and after lockdowns ease, says ILO

    28 April 2020

    The International Labour Organization warns that without adequate safeguards for returning workers there could be a second wave of the virus.

  9. © Luis Robayo / AFP 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis: A wake-up call to strengthen social protection systems

    24 April 2020

    Countries with effective health and social protection systems are better prepared to respond to the pandemic.

  10. Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.