News on Fair Recruitment

  1. DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.

  2. Ensuring fair recruitment through the Qatar Visa Center in Sri Lanka

    18 June 2019

    ILO brings together government, trade unions and civil society to discuss progress on fair recruitment through Qatar Visa Centers.

  3. Philippines, Hong Kong agencies ink fair recruitment code

    14 June 2019

    Two of the biggest employment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines signed a Code of Conduct to promote fair recruitment of domestic workers. The Code, based on the International Labour Organization’s guidelines, is a milestone agreement as the world marks the International Domestic Workers’ Day on 16 June.

  4. ILO awards two Argentine journalists in the Global Media Competition

    05 June 2019

    In the context of the inauguration of the international festival “Construir Cine”, the multimedia report "Las preguntas de Solomon" (Solomon’s Questions) was distinguished among more than 250 entries from more than 70 countries around the world.

  5. Workshop on SDG indicator 10.7.1: Measuring recruitment costs

    ILO and World Bank convene a workshop with national statistical offices to promote and discuss guidelines for the collection of statistics on SDG indicator 10.7.1

  6. The ILO Governing Body approves the publication and dissemination of the Definition of Recruitment Fees and Related Costs, to be read in conjunction with the General Principles & Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment

    28 March 2019

  7. Fair Recruitment in the agricultural sector in Mexico

    13 March 2019

  8. Businesses and Fair Recruitment: promoting responsible business conduct via the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project

    The Regional Multi-stakeholder Forum: Responsible Business Conduct for Safe Labour Migration in ASEAN, supported by the joint ILO-EU REFRAME project, brought together over 90 participants ASEAN ministries in charge of migration and people trafficking, ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights, migrant workers’ organisations, employers’ associations, recruitment agencies, trade unions, women’s groups, civil society organisations, and think-tanks. The forum highlighted good practices and policies at government and company levels to ensure that unfair, exploitative or abusive labour practices of private companies’ partners, suppliers or sub-contractors are addressed, including unethical recruitment.

  9. Media and the Fair Recruitment Initiative: ILO and IFJ engage journalists on ethical reporting

    The ILO held a workshop in collaboration with IFJ on media reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The workshop gathered professional journalists and media trainers from fifteen different countries. During the workshop, the Toolkit on Media reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment was reviewed by the participating journalists and its practical dissemination and utilization by the media in both departure and destination countries involved in international recruitment processes was discussed. It was the opportunity for fruitful exchanges of experience that will enrich the Toolkit and build its momentum on the way to its release.

  10. National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration

    National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration, will be hosted by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment on the 2nd October 2018 at the Galle Face Hotel.