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Media advisory

ILO to release report on migrant pay gap

Media advisory | 10 December 2020
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will release its first comprehensive report on the migrant pay gap.

The Migrant pay gap: Understanding wage differences between migrants and nationals analyses how migrant wages have evolved in 49 countries. The report details the difficulties faced by migrants in receiving the same pay as nationals. It examines gender discrimination affecting women migrants and the difficulties migrants have in getting a job that corresponds to their level of education. It also includes first indications of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on migrant workers.

For UNOG-accredited correspondents, an embargoed virtual press briefing will take place on Monday 14 December from 10:00 to 11:00 GMT (11:00 to 12:00 CEST).

The findings will be presented by:
  • Michelle Leighton, Chief Labour Migration Branch
  • Rosalia Vasquez- Alvarez, Econometrician, Wage Specialist
With technical input from:
  • Katerine Landuyt, Labour Migration Specialist
  • Silas Amo-Agyei (main author), University of Lausanne

EMBARGO: All associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until Monday 14 December at 12:00 GMT (13:00 CEST).

Embargoed copies of the materials and press release can be made available to recognized media on request.

Audio of the briefing will be available to the Palais press corps and registered journalists after the press conference.

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