Events and training on labour migration

May 2018

  1. Safe and Fair: Consultative Dialogue on Realizing Women Migrant Workers’ Rights and Opportunities in the ASEAN Region

    21 - 22 May 2018

    A consultative dialogue was held to discuss a new project focused on the rights of women migrant workers in the ASEAN Region.

  2. New guide helps migrants find work on return to Bangladesh

    14 May 2018

    A new guidebook developed with support of International Labour Organization will help migrant workers returning to Bangladesh reintegrate into the labour market

  3. Global Forum on Migration and Development: Thematic workshop on skills and labour migration

    3 May 2018

    As part of the Global Forum on Migration and Development contribution to the United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration (GCM), a thematic workshop on skills and labour migration, will be held on 3 May.

April 2018

  1. Technical consultation on recruitment costs borne by migrant workers

    25 - 27 April 2018

    This technical consultation brings together knowledge and experiences of national statistical offices in South Asia, research institutions, statistical experts, implementers of recruitment and migration cost surveys and the ILO to discuss ways of measuring recruitment costs that is borne by migrant workers.

  2. ILO Facilitates stakeholder consultation to revise law on foreign employment

    23 April 2018

    ILO supported the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment to facilitate a consultation with key stakeholders of the labour migration to revise the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) Act of 1985.

March 2018

  1. Tripartite-plus Consultation on Female Labour Migration

    29 March 2018

    To identify reasons for low Female Labour Migration in Pakistan, ILO-Islamabad has initiated a national study under its EU-funded REFRAME Project and organized a Tripartite Consultation to discuss the matter in detail and identify avenues for improvement.

  2. Launch of How Immigrant Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's Economy in Abidjan (ECLM project)

    29 March 2018

    An event was held in Abidjan on 29 March 2018 to launch the report, How Immigrants Contribute to Côte d'Ivoire's Economy. The report was produced in the context of the project "Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination" (ECLM). The agenda for this event will be available soon.

  3. Consultation on Perspectives of the Skills Sector for Labour Migration

    27 March 2018

    As migration is now an integral part of development within which skills development, recognition and upgrading is given specific priority in the Governments’ Vision 2025 statement, ILO is facilitating a consultation with key skills and labour migration sector stakeholders from the government, private and non-government sectors to identify policy priorities and strategic areas of focus for the updated National Labour Migration Policy

  4. 4th technical meeting of focal specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    22 - 23 March 2018

    The meeting is supported by the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, which is a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the ILO.

  5. Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families

    19 - 23 March 2018

    Although the 150 million migrant workers, out of the 244 million international migrants worldwide, contribute fully to the economies of their host and home countries, migrant workers are among the most excluded from even basic coverage by social protection instruments and schemes, in particular undocumented migrant workers. They risk losing entitlements to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence and, at the same time, may encounter restrictive conditions under the social security system of the host country.This course will focus on the different unilateral and bilateral measures which exist to extend social protection to migrant workers as well as refugees and their families, both in their countries of destination and origin.