News and statements on labour migration

  1. Labour migration on the agenda of Africa-Europe dialogue

    05 April 2006

  2. "Looking for greener pastures": Nurses and doctors on the move

    16 March 2006

    The global health care profession employs an estimated 100 million people, but is not attracting enough new recruits in both developed and developing countries alike. So fierce is the competition to secure scarce health care professionals, that private recruitment agencies stage promotional events and aggressive recruitment campaigns in supplying countries. A recent ILO study examines these shortages of health care professionals and the role played by private recruitment agencies in the flows of international migration.

  3. Labour migration in the twenty-first century: E Pluribus, Unum?

    10 March 2006

    The world's 90 million migrant workers constitute 3 per cent of the global workforce, and migrant experiences range from red carpet welcomes for some computer programmers to detention and deportation for some apprehended unauthorized workers. What can be done to ensure that international labour migration is a force for global betterment? A recent study, co-authored by two ILO experts presents a comprehensive analysis of the causes and effects of labour migration.

  4. West African government, employer and labour leaders adopt new "roadmap" for migrant labour

    01 August 2005