Events and training on labour migration

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

    The event “Jobs for Peace and Resilience” is organized in the context of the Geneva Peace Week 2018, which will take place from 5 to 9 November, in collaboration wth the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding (CCDP) and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland.

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

    The training builds on ILO’s experience in the promotion and implementation of youth employment strategies and programmes in disaster and conflict situations. It will provide participants with a range of notions, methods and tools to promote youth employment in crisis environments.

  3. National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration

    2 October 2018

    National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration, will be hosted by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment on the 2nd October 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel.

  4. Protection and Promotion of Health and Safety of Migrant Workers

    2 October 2018

    How can we protect migrant and refugee workers from high health and safety risks? What are the roles of travel health practitioners and global community? Join us to learn facts, share good practices and discuss actions.

September 2018

  1. Businesses and Fair Recruitment: promoting responsible business conduct via the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project

    19 - 20 September 2018

    The Regional Multi-stakeholder Forum: Responsible Business Conduct for Safe Labour Migration in ASEAN, supported by the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project, brought together over 90 participants ASEAN ministries in charge of migration and people trafficking, ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights, migrant workers’ organisations, employers’ associations, recruitment agencies, trade unions, women’s groups, civil society organisations, and think-tanks. The forum highlighted good practices and policies at government and company levels to ensure that unfair, exploitative or abusive labour practices of private companies’ partners, suppliers or sub-contractors are addressed, including unethical recruitment.

  2. Consultative workshop on SDG indicator 10.7.1 guidelines for measuring recruitment costs

    13 September 2018

    On September 13-14 2018, the ILO and World Bank, with the financial support of the EU, held a consultative workshop to determine how best to promote the adoption and production of an internationally comparable SDG indicator on recruitment costs.

  3. Media and the Fair Recruitment Initiative: ILO and IFJ engage journalists on ethical reporting

    3 - 5 September 2018

    The ILO held a workshop in collaboration with IFJ on media reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The workshop gathered professional journalists and media trainers from fifteen different countries. During the workshop, the Toolkit on Media reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment was reviewed by the participating journalists and its practical dissemination and utilization by the media in both departure and destination countries involved in international recruitment processes was discussed. It was the opportunity for fruitful exchanges of experience that will enrich the Toolkit and build its momentum on the way to its release.