News and statements on labour migration

  1. Kenya needs digital skills and inclusive strategies to connect young people with productive jobs

    25 September 2023

    Kenya’s Community of Practice on Digital Skills and Jobs met for the second thematic discussion on digital skills, inclusion and education. The participants identified need to rethink education and upskill strategies as a crucial way forward to respond to an increasing demand for digital skills across sectors.

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    ILO opens the 2023 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    25 September 2023

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  3. Lebanon’s green thumb: ILO trains workers from rural communities in landscaping activities across local agricultural schools

    20 September 2023

    The landscaping and garden maintenance competency-based training aims to build capacity and develop the skills of hundreds of trainees in the agricultural sector, eventually connecting them with in-demand jobs on the market.

  4. Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

    19 September 2023

    The ILO and Learning Lions are bridging the digital divide in remote areas by providing comprehensive digital skills training, mentorship and job opportunities to young people. This innovative programme is transforming the lives of vulnerable communities, including refugees, and paving the way for an inclusive digital economy in Kenya.

  5. Harmonizing lives: ILO promotes social cohesion among refugees and hosts in Uganda

    15 September 2023

    In Uganda's Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the ILO's PROSPECTS program is transforming employment centers into vibrant Youth Centers, fostering social cohesion among refugees and host communities. Through skills development, arts, and community engagement, this initiative is promoting peaceful coexistence and economic empowerment, paving the way for a harmonious future.

  6. Promoting social inclusion through art: Refugee and host community artists shine at 'Talents Beyond Borders'

    15 September 2023

    In Egypt, aspiring artists from the host and refugee communities were trained by experts and provided a platform to showcase their talents through the ILO PROSPECTS programme promoting social inclusion.

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    Rights migrate too

    06 September 2023

    In search of a better future, Ditraiza Ramírez migrated with her family from Venezuela to Colombia. Having made a new life in a new country, she wanted to help others like her and now spends her spare time raising awareness about migrants’ rights to social protection.

  8. ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Diponegoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

  9. Young refugee leaders demand more decent work opportunities

    01 September 2023

    ILO PROSPECTS and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth collaborated with the Global Refugee Youth Network (GRYN) to organise a virtual experience-sharing event to disseminate innovative solutions promoting decent jobs for forcibly displaced youth

  10. ILO pilot workshops to equip workers to navigate platform work effectively in Uganda

    31 August 2023

    Online platforms, trade unions and young people took part in a series of pilot workshops raising awareness on the opportunities and challenges workers, including refugees, face when embarking in gig work