Events and training on labour migration

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.

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.

  2. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

    14 - 16 November 2018

    The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene in November 2018 a three-day “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, with the objective to review, amend and adopt draft definitions on recruitment fees and related costs developed by the Office based on a global comparative study and thorough analysis by the Office of definitions of recruitment fees and costs; and recommend ways to disseminate and use the adopted definition at the international and national levels by constituents.
    Please note that this Meeting is by invitation only and not open to the public.

  3. Panel discussion on Jobs for Peace and Resilience

    9 November 2018

October 2018

  1. Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    23 October 2018

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.

  2. Promotion of youth employment in fragile settings

    8 - 12 October 2018