News and statements on labour migration

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    Migrant Resource Centre reduces migrant fishers’ vulnerability at sea

    27 February 2024

    Lack of access to information on migration has made migrant fishers vulnerable to exploitation. The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (SBMI) have set up a Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) to better protect Indonesian migrant fishers.

  2. Work Wise Youth: ILO’s new guide to create awareness on youth rights at work

    23 February 2024

    The ILO developed and launched a new guide to support young people, including the ones in forced displacement contexts, to understand their labour rights, in turn empowering them to advocate for fair and dignified working conditions.

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    First aid skills offer a lifeline to fishers at sea

    22 February 2024

    ILO's EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme is collaborating with NGO Stella Maris to give fishers in Thai fleet life-saving skills for safer maritime journeys.

  4. Tackling water woes: ILO’s vocational training success in Kenya

    21 February 2024

    With support from the Government and partners, ILO PROSPECTS introduced a skill development programme supporting maintenance of water sources and supply systems in a drought prone community of Garissa, Kenya. The first batch of trained Water System Operators graduated this week.

  5. ILO empowers microfinance staff to promote financial literacy among hosts and refugees

    12 February 2024

    The cadre of trainers trained on ILO's renowned financial education curriculum will strengthen the capacity of financial service providers to educate hosts and refugees and improve their access to financial services.

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    Local authorities at district and village levels play a key role in protecting migrant fishing boat crews from forced labour at sea

    07 February 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme, in collaboration with its trade union partner, builds the capacity of local authorities of Pemalang district, known for its fishing industry, to better protect their migrant fishers through a Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

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    My work with earthquake survivors in Türkiye gives me purpose

    06 February 2024

    When multiple earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, Jin Dawod set to work matching survivors with therapists through her platform Peace Therapist. A Syrian refugee living in Türkiye, she knows first-hand how critical psycho-social support is to help people recover from trauma.

  8. ILO and Shabelle Bank pilot innovative product for financial inclusion of hosts and forcibly displaced in Ethiopia

    06 February 2024

  9. ILO drives the inclusion of hosts and refugees in Ethiopia's digital economy

    02 February 2024

    The agreements signed between International Labour Organization and Ethiopian government authorities will promote employment and policy solutions for inclusion of hosts and refugees in country's expanding digital economy.

  10. Advancing social protection for migrant workers in the GCC countries: New ambition emerges from discussion at the Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit

    01 February 2024

    Officials, experts and partners participated in ILO-led conversation exploring pathways toward the progressive extension of social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf region.