Forced labour and labour migration

Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Nepal

The project contributes to the promotion of fair recruitment practices affecting migrant workers globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The countries selected for this project are Nepal, Jordan, Tunisia and the Philippines.

Project strategy and objectives

The integrated project developed jointly by the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch and the Labour Migration Branch will apply a multi-stakeholder approach in conjunction with government, workers’, employers’ organizations and the media.  The project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The goal of the project is the reduction in deceptive and coercive practices during the recruitment process and violations of fundamental principles and rights at work, as well as other human and labour rights, brought about through increased safe migration options, effective regulation of public and private employment agencies, and unscrupulous actors being held accountable for violations.

The project strategy is based on a three-pronged approach:

1.    establish fair recruitment corridors to prevent exploitation of migrant workers;
2.    provide migrant workers with access to reliable information and improved services and
3.    disseminate global and national knowledge about recruitment and engagement with the media.


government, workers’ and employers’ organizations, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Organization of Employers (IOE), International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT), Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Tufts University