News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    18 May 2022

    An increase in minimum monthly wages has been agreed for the world’s seafarers.

  2. Education under fire: Vocational training and education in Ukraine during times of war−The example of Sumy region

    17 May 2022

    Since February 24, people in Ukraine have been living and working under the conditions of a full-scale war by the Russian Federation. One of the focus regions of ILO’s work on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was the Sumy region in northeast Ukraine. As the invasion started TVET had to be completely suspended for two weeks and educators needed to rearrange the educational processes. Today, as Russia’s troops have completely left Sumy*, TVET teachers are rushing to catch-up with their classes and students. We talked to Natalia Samoilenko, director of the Methodological Center for TVET in Sumy region, about the war losses of vocational education and training, current educational processes, and prospects for vocational education during the war.

  3. © Fadel Senna / AFP 2022

    Nearly 5 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the Russian aggression, says ILO

    11 May 2022

    Amid the humanitarian crisis sparked by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, labour markets are being disrupted both in the country and in neighbouring states.

  4. The International Migration Review Forum to take place from 17-20 May 2022

    10 May 2022

  5. ILO to release assessment of the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on the world of work

    06 May 2022

  6. © Dorsett Hospitality Int. 2022

    Tourism has potential to play a major role in global pandemic recovery

    06 May 2022

    With the right policies the tourism sector can play a major role in the global COVID-19 recovery, provided that an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises is established and the jobs created are decent and support social and economic progress.

  7. WorldSkills Africa underlined the importance of skills development for refugees

    29 April 2022

    The ILO and its partners supported a team of trainers and a refugee contestant to participate in this internationally-recognized skills competition, providing them with a powerful opportunity to learn from global talents and strengthen their networks.

  8. © Better Work 2022

    Report shows rebound of Jordan’s garment sector amid ongoing labour concerns

    19 April 2022

    Better Work Jordan’s 2022 annual report showed improving business conditions in the sector and progress on working conditions. Exports partially rebounded in the country’s garment sector from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Establishing agro-cooperatives in Sudan to empower farmers

    19 April 2022

    To improve the income levels and resilience of host and refugee community farmers in Sudan, ILO PROSPECTS is supporting the development of agro-cooperatives through training and peer support

  10. Industry exposure for vocational trainers to address skills gap in Ethiopia

    19 April 2022

    A public-private partnership led by ILO PROSPECTS Ethiopia is providing industry interface to trainers from vocational institutes, enhancing their understanding of skills in demand and evolving management practices.