News and statements on labour migration

  1. Fatuma Bashir's Story: a small business affected by Covid19 but still focused on business development

    30 September 2020

    In July- August 2020, an assessment was conducted on the impact of Covid19 on the labour markets in Garissa County. The story of Fatuma below illustrates how small businesses have been impacted by the pandemic, and provides critical information on key areas that the ILO will use to provide appropriate interventions to support enterprises to recover and grow.

  2. ILO participates in a webinar on the Social economy and migrant entrepreneurship

    25 September 2020

    At the webinar organized by 3 EU-funded projects, the Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department talked about the ILO approach and initiatives related to labour migration and refugee situations including responses through SSE institutions

  3. Refugees rebuilding their lives through economic activities in Uganda

    23 September 2020

  4. Cooperatives provide quality care services

    22 September 2020

    As part of the ILO COOP 100 photo exhibitions, the ILO is featuring the contributions of cooperatives and the wider SSE to advancing decent work and sustainable development. This series of photos feature the contribution of cooperatives and the wider SSE in providing quality care services, from childcare and eldercare to care for persons living with disability or illness.

  5. Empowering youth through welding training and job placements

    21 September 2020

    The Turkana County Government, in collaboration with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the East African Institute of Welding (EAIW), will offer a five-month industrial welding skills programme to youth from the refugee and host communities.

  6. ILO launches sixth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    15 September 2020

    This year, the participants are encouraged to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families.

  7. Providing career guidance to Egyptian youth through ILO job search clubs (JSC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports

    10 September 2020

    Job search clubs provide an enabling environment where young people gather and share resources and contacts, while searching for jobs in various fields under the supervision of trained facilitators. The ILO in Egypt will leverage and strengthen these services in the context of the PROSPECTS programme.

  8. © Shayan Ali Khan 2020

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.

  9. © World Bank 2020

    Looking back to look forward: What does the next normal look like?

    27 August 2020

    Crises, such as that caused by COVID-19, bring change. What can previous crises tell us about how those changes are likely to manifest themselves?

  10. On Mexico’s coffee farms, COVID-19 highlights need for fair recruitment

    17 August 2020

    Farmers and workers on the Mexico-Guatemala border have long relied on informal cross-border migrant labour, although these practices open the way to exploitation and abuse, and in the era of COVID-19, increase health and safety risks. Now, an ILO project is working with local organizations to promote fairer and safer recruitment practices.