News and statements on labour migration

  1. Regional facility for urban crisis recovery and reconstruction in the Arab States

    16 May 2018

    Presentation

  2. “Change starts in your mind”: How Tsehay Berhane found an alternative to migration

    07 May 2018

    Migrants – mostly women – account for more than 80 per cent of domestic workers in the Arab states, which is the highest percentage globally.

  3. ILO inaugurates its first project office in Qatar

    30 April 2018

    The office will support implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme on working conditions and labour rights in Qatar.

  4. Revised Code of Conduct to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers

    24 April 2018

    The Code and its monitoring tools will help recruitment agencies to measure their compliance with national and international laws and best practices and aim to reduce fees charged to migrant workers. By making the costs transparent in advertisements, contracts and pre-departure training, the risk of exploitation of migrant workers should be reduced.

  5. ILO and African Development Bank to work together on employment, effective labour migration and future of work challenges in Africa

    19 April 2018

    ILO and AFDB agreed to enhance cooperation on decent jobs for youth, labour migration and mobility and the future of work in Africa.

  6. More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    Lebanon’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) is launched, to provide jobs in infrastructure projects for both Lebanese and Syrians.

  7. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

  8. Less than 1% Pakistani women among overseas workers: ILO Study

    29 March 2018

    To identify reasons for low Female Labour Migration in Pakistan, ILO-Islamabad has initiated a national study under its EU-funded REFRAME Project and organized a Tripartite Consultation to discuss the matter in detail and identify avenues for improvement.

  9. Japan to support youth employment to build stability and peace in The Gambia

    23 March 2018

    New project will support jobs for youth through infrastructure works with local resources, skills training and entrepreneurship promotion, with a strong focus on returnees and women.

  10. Myanmar: 66 more overseas employment agencies sign up to the Code of Conduct for fairer migration

    22 March 2018

    Myanmar migrants can now expect a better migration experience with less risk of being cheated or abused after an additional 66 overseas employment agencies committed to a Code of Conduct for ethical recruitment, bringing the total number of signatories to 183.