News and statements on labour migration

  1. Cooperation initiative between Turkey and Colombia will foster capacities for access to decent work for all during and beyond COVID-19

    17 December 2020

    Decent work is the root of social cohesion and the catalyst for employment opportunities and social protection as well as an essential response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, the ILO facilitated two webinars on labour market governance, inclusive employment policies and access to social protection within the framework of the “South-south triangular cooperation (SSTC) initiative between Turkey and Colombia”.

  2. Communicating on labour migration: Improving media coverage and quality of reporting on labour migration in the IGAD region

    16 December 2020

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    Migrant pay gap widens in many high-income countries

    14 December 2020

    Migrants earn nearly 13 per cent less than national workers, an ILO study shows. In some countries, the gap is as much as 42 per cent.

  4. FAIRWAY supports returning Ethiopian migrant workers

    12 December 2020

    Under the framework of the ‘Support to Reintegration of Returnees in Ethiopia’ agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the FAIRWAY Programme supported cash transfers for 806 returning migrants.

  5. ILO to release report on migrant pay gap

    10 December 2020

  6. PROSPECTS technical webinar: Addressing transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts

    27 November 2020

    On 5 November 2020, the ILO organised its first technical webinar on key issues relating to the transition from informality to formality in forced displacement contexts in the framework of the PROSPECTS partnership.

  7. Safe and Fair Philippines celebrates International Day of Ending Violence against Women

    25 November 2020

    Babaeng Biya(hero), the national campaign of Safe and Fair Philippines formally launches actress Maine Mendoza as celebrity champion and continues its commitment in providing more Filipina migrant workers with information and assistance that will support them in achieving a safe and fair migration experience.

  8. ILO, the Netherlands and international partners join forces to support refugees and host communities in Jordan

    25 November 2020

    Bringing together the ILO, IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank, the Prospects Partnership aims to provide conditions for refugees and host communities to access quality primary education and vocational training; secure and retain decent employment; and benefit from a strengthened protection framework.

  9. Youth at Heart Forum: Including youth rights & voices is central to building back better from COVID-19

    04 November 2020

  10. Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop and Start.Coop conducted in Niamey, Niger

    26 October 2020

    The ILO organized a training of trainers (ToT) on Think.Coop and Start.Coop in Niamey, Niger in September for the economic empowerment of refugees and host communities through the strengthening of market-based livelihoods in fish farming and waste management value chains.