News and statements on labour migration

  1. Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  2. ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    13 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  3. Fair Recruitment in the agricultural sector in Mexico

    13 March 2019

  4. Employment promotion and decent work for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    23 January 2019

    Norwegian delegation visits sites of ILO initiatives that help workers access jobs in the sector of agriculture and forestry as part of the agency’s response to the refugee crisis in Jordan.

  5. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  6. © S. Houttuln/S. Haaij/IRIN 2019

    ILO announces winners of the 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2018

    Winning entries provide outstanding, balanced, reporting on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  7. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  8. © UN Photo/Mark Garten 2019

    Rights of labour migrants need protecting

    11 December 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stressed the ILO’s support for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, in a speech at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

  9. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.

  10. © Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP 2019

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.