News and statements on labour migration

  1. Refugee and host community apprentices graduate in Alexandria, Egypt

    13 October 2021

    On 7th August 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) of the Alexandria Business Association (ABA) celebrated the graduation of 42 trainees from an apprenticeship programme being implemented in the context of the PROSPECTS programme.

  2. A game changer for safe and fair recruitment of domestic workers

    11 October 2021

    ILO launches the Hiring Challenge, a new online game designed to improve understanding of what’s needed for fair and safe recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.

  3. © Thon Mabior Jok 2021

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  4. © ILO 2021

    Equality and diversity: The future is already here

    30 September 2021

    In the latest ILO Voices podcast, Chidi King, head of the ILO Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch warns that unless existing inequalities are addressed, they will be exacerbated by rapid changes in the world of work.

  5. © Seyidina Alioune Diallo 2021

    A rap to raise awareness of the dangers of COVID-19

    29 September 2021

    Find out about a music initiative to raise awareness among young Mauritanians and refugees on the dangers of COVID-19 and its impact on the world of work.

  6. Changes in Jordan’s work permit regulations for Syrian refugees contribute to decent work – ILO, FAFO report

    26 September 2021

    Findings of a new report which analyses changes in work permit regulations in Jordan since 2016 show a clear positive impact with respect to improving decent working conditions for Syrian workers in the country.

  7. Towards Sustainable Food Systems: the Critical Role of Migrants

    23 September 2021

    On the occasion of the Food Systems Summit, the UN Network on Migration has issued a statement calling for migrants to be considered as a critical part of food systems, as contributors to food security in need of decent work

  8. Relief provided to 4,500 return migrant workers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    07 September 2021

    The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will distribute urgently needed food, hygiene items and information about local employment opportunities to returning migrant workers at quarantine centres, with the support of the International Labour Organization, European Union and Australian Government.

  9. © ILO/Stephen Opio 2021

    PROSPECTS Uganda: Dutch envoy inspired by refugees in Nakivale Settlement

    06 September 2021

    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda met with young refugees at the country’s oldest refugee settlement, and examined impact of ILO's entrepreneurship training programme, implemented with the support of PROSPECTS.

  10. ILO helps introduce “Labour migration reporting” in Filipino journalism education

    02 September 2021