Publications on labour migration

May 2007

  1. International Migration Papers No. 89

    Towards effective temporary worker programs: Issues and challenges in industrial countries

    02 May 2007

April 2007

  1. International Migration Papers No. 86

    Discrimination in employment against second-generation Swedes of immigrant origin

    25 April 2007

  2. International Migration Papers No. 85

    Discrimination in access to employment on grounds of foreign origin in France: A national survey of discrimination based on the testing methodology of the ILO.

    18 April 2007

  3. Publication

    World Publics Welcome Global Trade - but not Immigration

    10 April 2007

    This document reports on the result of a global attitude survey that was carried out in 47 countries with more than 45,000 people by the Pew Research Centre Global Attitudes Project. The survey found that the publics of the world broadly embrace key tenets of economic globalization but fear the disruptions and downsides of participating in the global economy. It also reports that globalization is only one of several wide-ranging social and economic forces that are rapidly reshaping the world

  4. Publication

    Can the European social model survive? Is flexicurity the answer?

    02 April 2007

    The search for a better combination of flexibility and security is a major challenge within the European Union, and not only in the accession countries. Two major new studies from the ILO look at different aspects of employment and working conditions.

January 2007

  1. Publication

    International labour standards on migrant workers' rights: Guide for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific

    01 January 2007

    An update on the rights of migrant workers, including basic terms and concepts relating to migration, discrimination, the ILO, the role of international labour standards, mechanisms, and procedures to assist in implementation.

  2. Publication

    International Labour Standards on migrant workers' rights: Guide for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific

    01 January 2007

    Serves as a reference guide explaining the rights of migrant workers from the vantage point of the migrant worker to policymakers and practitioners.

May 2006

  1. Publication

    Labour migration policy and management: Training modules

    31 May 2006

    Workers in the Asian region are increasingly mobile, posing immense challenges and opportunities for the growth and development of countries of the whole region. If properly managed, with due respect for the rights of migrant workers, the cross-border movement of labour can contribute significantly to the continued dynamism of the regional economies. With these opportunities in mind, a Resolution on a rights-based approach to managing migration was adopted at the International Labour Conference in 2004. This manual presents the framework provided by the Resolution for discussing migration issues and identifying good practices. The training materials include 10 modules that cover the main topics in global and regional migration to further contribute to the strengthening of labour migration management in the subregion.

  2. Publication

    Saving Lives, Protecting Jobs - International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme - SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises

    01 May 2006

    The US Department of Labour joined forces with the ILO early on to back this initiative, supporting workplace education programmes through a project called the Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises (SHARE). Today this project supports work in 23 countries reaching about 300,000 workers in some 300 enterprises. This report tells the story of SHARE and brings you the experiences of some of the people directly affected. SHARE aims to: Reduce employment-related discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS; Reduce risk behaviours among workers; Facilitate access to treatment, care and support; Maintain employment of workers living with HIV/AIDS in the targeted enterprises.

April 2006

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    HIV/AIDS and work in a globalizing world 2005

    28 April 2006

    Highlights the intrinsic links between poverty, HIV/AIDS, movement for work, and globalization, illustrated by data from over 30 developing and some transition countries. Gives HIV prevalence among transport workers, seafarers, fisherfolk, armed forces, expatriates, volunteers, young travellers, and sex workers. Outlines the changes needed to address and manage the HIV/AIDS epidemic at enterprise, national and global levels, mentioning the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and measures regarding a global social responsibility.