News and statements on labour migration
ILO and Indonesia’s Diponegoro University raise awareness of forced labour in the fishing sector
07 April 2023
The ILO's 8.7 Accelerator Lab in Indonesia collaborates with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Dipenogoro University (FEB Undip) to promote the inclusion of labour rights in business school education.
“Having my own business makes me feel like a queen”
05 April 2023
Training on entrepreneurship and access to seed funding has helped Al Batool, a Sudanese refugee in Egypt, to start her own business and gain some financial independence.
Indigenous people in cities have rights too
05 April 2023
Olinda Silvano is an artist and leader in a Shipibo-Konibo indigenous community in Peru’s capital city, Lima. She is determined to overcome the challenges she and her people face, including discrimination, lack of social protection and housing.
With upgraded infrastructure and capacity, vocational training centres in Kenya are creating better job prospects for youth
04 April 2023
With the support of ILO PROSPECTS, vocational training centres are being equipped with the latest machinery and infrastructure facilities, while staff are being trained to deliver industry-relevant competency-based curricula. These investments will reduce the skills gap and improve employability of host and refugee community youth in the region.
Gender-based collective bargaining agreements better protect rights of woman workers
31 March 2023
The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme promotes a gender-based collective bargaining negotiation and agreement to better protect the rights of woman workers in the seafood processing industry.
ILO facilitates discussions on promotion of decent work for refugees in Egypt
29 March 2023
At a national level workshop, main findings of the ILO's recent baseline study on the access of refugees and asylum seekers to the labour market were discussed with key influencers.
Inclusive Green Economic Growth for Jordan's Refugee and Host Communities
28 March 2023
A new ILO project funded by the Government of Italy aims to build a sustainable and inclusive green labor market for Jordan's refugee and host communities.
ILO promotes labour intensive methods to improve livelihoods of host and refugee communities in Ethiopia
28 March 2023
Through an intensive training, the ILO has strengthened the capacity of road construction engineers from Ethiopia’s refugee-hosting districts to apply labour intensive methods to boost socio-economic development through infrastructural development and job creation.
Nigeria ratified ILO Conventions concerning migrant workers and private employment agencies
27 March 2023
Nigeria becomes the 29th country to ratify Convention No. 143, and the 38th to ratify Convention No. 181.
BMZ supports Green Jobs and Women's Participation in Jordan
23 March 2023
The EIIP project funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Development Bank (KfW) was launched in Jordan in 2016 in response to the Syrian crisis and to provide support to the Jordanian Government in facing the challenges related to the influx of refugees. It focuses on increasing short term employment through improving infrastructure and the environment, and to providing youth with skills that will assist them in securing longer-term job opportunities.