News and statements on labour migration

  1. Financial Education for refugees, IDPs and host communities: New addition to the ILO’s Financial Education programme

    26 October 2020

    On October 16th, ILO’s financial education certified trainers completed a validation workshop for the new training programme “Financial Education for refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities”.

  2. ILO and IOM sign agreement to strengthen collaboration on migration governance

    23 October 2020

    To strengthen their work on migration and enable them to provide more policy and practical support to their members, the ILO and the IOM have signed an agreement on migration governance.

  3. ILO Chief of Labour Migration joins UNDP Launch of their Human Mobility Report

    21 October 2020

    ILO joined UNDP and migration experts at the launch of the report on Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities and an interactive dialogue on the way forward. ILO pointed at key challenges for migrant workers` (re)integration into labour markets and the need of ensuring access to decent work so to generate positive socio-economic benefits and “build back better”.

  4. ILO: The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

    16 October 2020

    In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.

  5. Vulnerable workers hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout in fragile Arab states

    13 October 2020

    Assessments show spike in job and income losses and limited financial capacities to deal with the crisis, making it even harder for vulnerable workers to earn a living.

  6. Implementing an Urban Cash for Work Programme (UCWP) in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown and flooding in Uganda

    08 October 2020

    The Urban Cash for Work Programme aims to contribute towards the easing of economic hardship already affecting vulnerable, poor and needy communities due to the impact of COVID 19 in urban areas and the impact of flooding for those living in affected rural areas, including in the refugee-hosting district of Arua.

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    Tourism can kickstart economic recovery, with the right policy support, ILO Director-General tells G20 Ministers

    07 October 2020

    Tourism can play a critical role in kickstarting the global economy, but special measures to support vulnerable worker groups will be essential, along with social dialogue and effective cross-sectoral policies.

  8. New Zealand and ILO launch NZ$ 3 million project for remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar to cope with COVID 19 impacts on livelihoods

    06 October 2020

    Responding to the unprecedented crisis and pressing needs created by COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar particularly in disaster and conflict-affected areas, the New Zealand Aid Programme and International Labour Organisation (ILO) technical team in Myanmar are launching a new project to provide livelihoods support to returned migrants and remittance dependent communities in South-Eastern Myanmar; one of the most vulnerable places along the border.

  9. A time for collaboration and partnerships for building more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies amid the COVID-19 crisis

    02 October 2020

  10. Small business grants launched to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on enterprises in Uganda

    02 October 2020

    PROSPECTS in Uganda has launched small business grants towards resuscitation of micro and small enterprises run by refugees and host communities in Arua, Madi-Okollo and Isingiro districts that have been adversely affected by the government measures to control the spread of COVID-19.