News and statements on labour migration

  1. The ILO presents the importance of quality employment at the European Investment Bank Board Seminar with Civil Society

    18 February 2020

    Summary of the statement by the ILO at the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors Seminar with Civil Society 2020 during a session on “supporting development through quality employment”

  2. The Gambia: ILO’s EIIP project participants obtain a contract from the Government

    04 February 2020

    Community Road Development and Maintenance (CODEM), an enterprise established through the ILO project, has successfully secured its first contract from a municipal council to rehabilitate a drainage system in the city centre, after the project completion

  3. © J. Harpy 2020

    New lives, new freedoms – How labour migration empowers Nepali women

    31 January 2020

    The importance of migration and remittances will continue to grow in Nepal, because approximately 500,000 individuals are entering the labour market annually but only one in 10 are finding jobs.

  4. ILO: Employment policies are key to address the challenge of migration

    24 January 2020

    At the 12th Summit of the Global Forum in Ecuador, ILO stated that decent work deficits are one of the main causes of migratory movements. The ILO Regional Director recalled in his speech that most migration is directly or indirectly related to the world of work.

  5. State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

  6. © ILO Ship to Shore Rights 2020

    How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    06 January 2020

    Since Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.

  7. © ILO 2020

    I benefitted from migration, let others do so too

    02 January 2020

    All sides can benefit if migration is well-organized and governed, according to an economist who has personal experience of the costs and benefits.

  8. ILO announces winners of the 2019 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2019

    Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on fair recruitment and the future of labour migration.

  9. Are migrants also successful in the labour market?

    18 December 2019

    As migration draws increasing attention globally, what do we know about the millions of international migrant workers?

  10. © M. Crozet / ILO 2020

    Joint action to support refugees and host communities

    18 December 2019

    The ILO will work to strengthen socio-economic growth and decent work for refugees and host communities as part of the PROSPECTS partnership.