ILO’s International Legal Framework on Labour Migration

The International Legal Framework guiding ILO’s Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Work is mainly composed of four migrant workers’ International Labour Standards (ILS), five specific ILS related to migrant workers’ social protection, six ILS containing specific provisions on migrant workers, the eight Fundamental Conventions that apply to all migrant workers irrespective of migration status, and the four Governance Conventions underlined by the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization and its follow-up.
  1. Four migrant workers’ International Labour Standards

    1. In Africa, ILO’s Convention No. 97 has been ratified by Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania Zanzibar, Zambia.
    2. In the African Continent, ILO’s Convention No. 143 has been ratified by Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Kenya, Togo, Uganda.
  2. Specific International Labour Standards related to migrant workers’ social protection

  3. International Labour Standards containing specific provisions on migrant workers

    • Particularly Recommendation 205 Sections X. Migrants affected by crisis situations; and XI. Refugees and returnees.
  4. The eight Fundamental Conventions that apply to all migrant workers irrespective of migration status

  5. The four Governance Conventions underlined by the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization and its follow-up