Events and training on labour migration

July 2014

  1. Civil Society Forum on ILO Domestic Workers' Convention, 2011 (No.189)

    1 - 2 July 2014

    The increasing participation of national workers in the formal sectors of the economy generates the necessity to hire foreign workers to perform domestic chores.

June 2014

  1. Labour Migration Academy and Academia sobre las migraciones laborales (bilingual course)

    16 June - 28 November 2014

    This interregional training activity on international labour migration reviews and analyses key issues, strategies, policies and tools for managing international labour migration. In addition to general sessions around three main themes, protection, development and governance, the academy offers the possibility to participants to analyze in-depth key issues of labour migration. The academy will therefore give a broad overview of the different challenges and opportunities related to international labour migration, but it will also give the opportunity to participants to specialize themselves in a specific thematic. Throughout the two-week course, the sharing of international experiences will be highlighted.

  2. Obstacles to justice for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon unveiled at report launch

    13 June 2014

    The ILO and local NGO Caritas share findings of a landmark report on the legal, procedural and institutional challenges facing migrant domestic workers seeking justice in Lebanon.

May 2014

  1. Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    27 May 2014

    The ILO’s ASEAN TRIANGLE Project recently developed the International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database to gather statistical information on migrant workers in the ten ASEAN member states, including a range of previously unpublished sources.

  2. Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers and ILO-ASEAN TRIANGLE Project Regional Civil Society Consultation: Post 6th AFML Activities

    27 - 28 May 2014

    The primary objective of this consultation is to identify activities that national CSO stakeholders will undertake to implement the Recommendations of the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) and to assess the extent to which CSO have contributed to the implementation of the AFML recommendations (3rd, 4th, 5th)

  3. Regional Training course on international migration for trade union

    26 May - 1 June 2014

    The objective of this collaboration with the ILO International Training Center in Turin is to develop and implement a 5 days training course for Indian trade union leaders on international labour migration and its challenges and opportunities as well as to highlight international trade union solidarity around the issue of migration.

  4. Global 12+12 Campaign on Ratification of the ILO Convention 189 and the Recommendation 201 on Domestic Work

    18 May 2014

    International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) launched the global 12 by 12 campaign: decent work for domestic workers in 2011 aiming at 12 ratifications of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work over the course of 12 months. The second phase of the campaign was launched at the 3rd World Congress of the ITUC in 2014. As of June 2015, 20 countries ratified the ILO Convention 189 and dozens of countries adopted labour reforms and concluded new collective bargaining agreements.

  5. Address by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in his capacity as the 2014 Chair of the GMG to the Open Plenary Session of the GFMD Summit

    16 May 2014

  6. GMG Side Event on Migration and Youth: Challenges and Opportunities, GFMD Summit

    15 May 2014

  7. Remarks by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, as GMG Chair, to the GFMD Special Session on Enhancing Coordination between the GFMD and the United Nations System: Special Representative to the Secretary General (SRSG) on International Migration and Development, Peter Sutherland, GMG and the GFMD, GFMD Summit

    15 May 2014