Events and training on labour migration

May 2019

  1. First ILO-CEPR-IGC-UNIGE Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries

    9 May 2019

    The 2019 CEPR/IGC/ILO/GSEM Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries will be held in Geneva on 9-10 May 2019 at the headquarters of the ILO. The Conference is jointly organised by CEPR, IGC, ILO and the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.

April 2019

  1. Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

    8 - 18 April 2019

    This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand.

  2. Second Joint Dialogue between the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers

    4 - 5 April 2019

    On 4 to 5 April, ILO, through its TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, in close collaboration with ACTRAV and ACTEMP, supported the Second Joint Dialogue between the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) on labour migration in Manila, the Philippines.

February 2019

  1. Ensuring Fair Recruitment for Realising Human Potential and Sustainable Development

    27 February 2019

    The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) includes objectives on facilitating fair recruitment and investing in skills development, and facilitating mutual recognition of skills and skills matching. These objectives are closely linked and form an important part of the ILO’s effort to contribute to improving the governance of labour migration.

  2. If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice

    20 February 2019

    Special event on the World Day of Social Justice

December 2018

  1. International Migrants Day 2018: Street Theatre to Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking

    18 December 2018

    The ILO in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), organised a pop-up street theatre performance in honour of International Migrants day on 18 December 2018.

  2. Should I stay or should I go? Austerity, unemployment and migration

    17 December 2018

    The seminar will discuss the differences between the effects different of tax-spending instruments used for debt consolidation in the presence of cross-country labour mobility using a general equilibrium framework. Guilherme will present the main takeaways from his most recent publication, “Should I stay or should I go? Austerity, unemployment and migration”, highlighting how high unemployment and fiscal austerity during the Great Recession have led to significant migration outflows in several European countries. The seminar will also discuss how these migration flows in turn have impacted unemployment, both in the short-run and in the medium-run.

  3. Mainstreaming health of migrants in the implementation and review of the GCM: Towards international cooperation for a shared vision

    8 December 2018

    The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) to be accepted by member states in December 2018 stresses the need to develop country-specific profiles and evidence-based policies on migrants’ health. This side event aims to facilitate dialogue on action and innovative collaboration at global, regional, national, and local levels for health related commitments of the GCM.

  4. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    2 - 14 December 2018

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

November 2018

  1. Tripartite Consultation Workshop on the Reform of the Law on Contract-Based Vietnamese Overseas Workers (Law 72)

    30 November 2018

    The workshop aims to assist in framing policies and adjustments to be made to the Law 72 through enable key stakeholders to provide their views on the review and revision of the law conducted by DOLAB and for the consultant to present preliminary findings of the independent evaluation. The workshop will also allow participants to increase awareness of the international standards relating to labour migration and best practices of the other origin countries in formulating law governing labour migration.