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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 - 23 August 2013
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat, with the support of the ILO and the IOM, convened a strategic labour migration workshop for the sub-region, to enhance the SADC Action Plan on Labour Migration which focused on policy assessment, social security, data collection and low and high-skilled migration.
19 - 23 August 2013
Este programa de formación es organizado de manera conjunta por el Centro Internacional de Formación de Turín, del Programa para las Migraciones Internacionales de la OIT (MIGRANT) y de la Ofi cina Regional de la OIT para América Latina y el Caribe, en el marco del Proyecto Políticas de Migración Laboral Sensibles al Género en los corredores de Nicaragua-Costa Rica-Panamá y Haití-República Dominicana, fi nanciado por la Unión Europea.
12 August 2013
For this year’s International Youth Day 2013, the United Nations Secretariat (DESA) and the International Labour Office (ILO), with the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund Secretariat (MDG-F), are co-organizing an event to celebrate the Day. The event will bring together young people, civil society organizations and UN and other experts to discuss issues relating to youth migration.
12 August 2013