News and statements on labour migration

  1. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth.

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  2. © S. Houttuln/S. Haall/IRIN 2018

    ILO announces winners of the 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2018

    Winning entries provide outstanding, balanced, reporting on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  3. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  4. © UN Photo/Mark Garten 2018

    Rights of labour migrants need protecting

    11 December 2018

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, stressed the ILO’s support for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, in a speech at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco.

  5. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.

  6. © Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP 2018

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.

  7. © Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP 2018

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.

  8. My.Coop – Building capacity of cooperatives towards involving Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers in agricultural value chains

    29 November 2018

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package was adapted to the Jordanian context and rolled out with cooperatives in northern Jordan to improve their capacities to help Syrian refugees and Jordanian farmers participate in income-generating activities.

  9. ILO to launch new global estimates on international migrant workers

    28 November 2018

  10. Roads for farmers and jobs for the community

    09 November 2018

    An ILO project has worked to build and rehabilitate agricultural roads to serve farmers in northern Lebanon, while at the same time creating short-term jobs for both the local population as well as displaced Syrians in the area.