Photos and videos on labour migration

December 2017

  1. Nepal: Labour migration should be a choice

    01 December 2017

    Every year, thousands of young women from Nepal leave their country to work abroad. But many who make the decision don't have the basic skills needed for their new jobs overseas. And very few know how they may be at risk for abuse and exploitation. The ILO-DFID "Work in Freedom" program offers vocational and skills training for Nepalese women, helping them to make a more informed choice about working abroad. Watch this video as part of the ILO InfoStory "Stay or go - Migration should be a choice".

October 2017

  1. Video: What future for decent work in Europe and Central Asia

    02 October 2017

    From a Russian retiree supplementing his pension as a freelance taxi driver, to a Greek handball player re-trained as an office clerk in Germany and a new mother working from home in the UK, here are some of the experiences of people making their way through the world of work in Europe and Central Asia.

September 2017

  1. Making Fair Recruitment a Reality!

    11 September 2017

    This video chronicles the ILO’s effort to establish a corridor to recruit fairly workers from Nepal to Jordan to work in the ready-made garment sector. It highlights the power of the various actors in a supply chain to make positive change when they work together to achieve a common objective that benefits each of them.

June 2017

  1. Guy Ryder looks back on #ILC2017

    19 June 2017

    The transition from war to peace, labour migration, the green economy, fundamental principals and rights at work....these issues and more were the topic of a live conversation with ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the main conclusions of this year’s world parliament of labour, the 106th International Labour Conference.

  2. Five things to know about the Committee for Labour Migration

    02 June 2017

    Most international migrants today move for work and in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants that we see today, the governance of labour migration is more urgent than ever. This year’s committee at the 106th International Labour Conference will discuss this as well as fair recruitment in order to contribute to the UN global compacts on refugees and safe, orderly and regular migration.

April 2017

  1. Syria's refugees need our help, and so do the communities hosting them - ILO's Guy Ryder

    13 April 2017

    Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.

November 2016

  1. Building skills and formalizing employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    29 November 2016

    The ILO is implementing a new project in Jordan aimed at helping Syrian construction workers obtain permits, occupational certificates and social security enrolment. The UK-funded project is part of wider efforts to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in specific sectors in Jordan. Some of the workers explain what it means to them to be formally employed in the country.

October 2016

  1. Exhibition “Building a future of decent work for refugees and migrant workers”

    27 October 2016

    The ILO is hosting a new exhibition highlighting the challenges and opportunities that migrant workers and refugees face and the positive impact that the ILO’s decent work approach can have on their lives.

September 2016

  1. Refugee crisis and access to labour markets must be a shared responsibility, says ILO

    20 September 2016

    It is not possible to expect those developing countries - which by the accident of geographical proximity are bearing at the moment most of the responsibility - to deal with the refugee crisis on their own, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder to the BBC. The UN General Assembly hosted a high-level summit on September 19 to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

July 2016

  1. © Tabitha Ross / ILO 2017

    Child labourers in Lebanon: The power of play

    11 July 2016

    The incidence of child labour in agriculture is on the rise in Lebanon, especially in the Beqaa Valley region which is host to a large number of Syrian refugees. The ILO held a funfair in the area to raise awareness amongst refugees and locals of the risks and hazards of child labour in agriculture. It included plays written and performed by child labourers and their parents, highlighting aspects of their plight and helping them relieve some of the distress they feel due to their situation. The ILO organized the event with funding from the Denmark-led Regional Protection and Development Programme, and in cooperation with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the NGO Beyond Association.