Events and training on labour migration

October 2013

  1. Arab labour migration research network launched

    9 - 10 October 2013

    The ILO’s new Migration and Governance Network studies and documents migration trends in the Arab States to assist labour migration reform.

  2. Launch of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW) at the UN High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development

    3 October 2013

    The EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families (GAP-MDW) was launched at the 2nd High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

  3. The 2013 UN General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

    3 - 4 October 2013

    The Second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) took place 3-4 October in New York at the UN General Assembly, where the international community sought to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation in order to enhance the development benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike.

  4. High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

    3 - 4 October 2013

  5. Lauching of Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers at High-level Panel Discussion "Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers"

    3 October 2013

    The ILO, in partnership with the Governments of Italy and the Philippines and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, is organizing a high level panel discussion on "Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers" on the side of the High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York on Thursday, 3 October 2013.

September 2013

  1. Innovations in Labour Migration Governance and Development Outcomes: Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Workers

    26 September 2013

    The Government of Sweden and the ILO’s Labour Migration Branch co-hosted a High-level Breakfast Roundtable on Innovations in Labour Migration Governance and Development Outcomes: Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Workers, ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 26 September, 2013.

  2. Training Course on Strategies to Strengthen Domestic Workers Organizations

    23 September - 6 October 2013

    A two week training course was held in Turin to strengthen capacities of workers’ and domestic workers’ organizations as well as promote the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 and decent work for domestic and migrant domestic workers.

  3. Arab and Asian trade unions discuss migrant worker rights

    16 - 19 September 2013

    Trade unions, rights groups and migrant worker representatives meet in Kathmandu to enhance cooperation on Asian migration to the Arab states.

  4. ILO Presentation at the GFMD Second Thematic Meeting on "Recruitment, labour migration and diaspora: Improving labour market complementarities and economic development outcomes",

    11 September 2013

    The Second Thematic Meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) was held at the ILO in Geneva on 11 September 2013. The meeting addressed "Recruitment, labour migration and diaspora: Improving labour market complementarities and economic development outcomes". ILO's Director of the Conditions of Work and Equality Department, Ms. Manuela Tomei presented critical analysis and recommendations on improving development outcomes in her presentation "Labour migration, recruitment and skills recognition and certification: how to maximize outcomes for migrant workers as well as countries of origin and destination?" Ms.Tomei considered three themes: (1) How to improve responsiveness of migration policies and systems to meet genuine labour market needs; (2) How to enhance transparency and fairness in recruitment for better job-worker matching and better outcomes for migrant workers; and (3) How to best assess potential for skills recognition and standards across countries in order to overcome obstacles to labour market integration.

  5. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Meeting on "Migration and human rights: towards the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development", 4 September 2013

    4 September 2013

    This high-level meeting was organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and coincided with the launch of the OHCHR report on Migration and Human Rights: Improving Human Rights-Based Governance of International Migration, which was prepared in response to a decision of the UN Secretary-General's Policy Committee in December 2012.