News and statements on labour migration

  1. © ILO 2019

    UN Network on Migration marks the Global Compact's first anniversary

    11 December 2019

    Adopted in 2018, the Global Compact highlights the need for international cooperation to address the challenges of migration and reap its benefits, while respecting human rights.

  2. Inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market with a humanitarian development focus

    04 December 2019

    ILO and constituents share experiences and good practices in the inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market, during an event aimed at encouraging a more coherent approach to the promotion of decent work in crisis settings.

  3. SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey was selected as one of the 10 projects for scaling up by the Paris Peace Forum

    28 November 2019

    The cooperative was formed by women from host and refugee communities to undertake collective income generation activities with the support of the ILO. The cooperative was selected as one of ten projects to be scaled up and mentored by the Paris Peace Forum in the coming year.

  4. Revised Vietnamese Labour Code to help everyone gain fair shares of economic growth

    20 November 2019

    The ILO congratulates Viet Nam on the adoption of the revised Labour Code, which is better in line with universal fundamental labour rights.

  5. © UN Network on Migration 2019

    Statement by the Principals of the Executive Committee

    14 November 2019

  6. ILO signs new agreement with the Netherlands on forced displacement response

    31 October 2019

    PROSPECTS Partnership: Putting decent work at the nexus between humanitarian action and development cooperation

  7. My father, the migrant worker

    31 October 2019

    The money sent by migrants workers to their loved ones back home support their families and the wider economy. For ILO officer, Asmi Mustafa, remittances helped him achieve his dreams.

  8. Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  9. Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  10. Sharing experience and tools on decent work for refugees

    07 October 2019

    The Government of Norway and the ILO partnered to organise a panel discussion on Decent work for refugees: lessons learned and guidance for inclusive labour markets as a side event to the 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Preparatory Meeting on September 11th 2019.