Discussion paper

Promoting decent work for migrant workers

Migration today is linked, directly or indirectly, to the world of work and the quest for decent work opportunities. As a result, there can be no discussion of international migration in the future global agenda on sustainable development without consideration of decent work. This paper proposes a number of indicators to measure target 8.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals on “protecting labour rights and promoting safe and secure working environments of all workers, including migrant workers, particularly women migrants, and those in precarious employment”.