FAIR Programme - Phase I

Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) Phase I

This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries for pilot projects include Tunisia, Jordan, Nepal and the Philippines.


This integrated project has been developed jointly by the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour (FUNDAMENTALS/SAP-FL) and the Labour Migration Branch (MIGRANT). The long-term goal of the FAIR 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 will have the following three objectives:
  1. Establishing fair recruitment corridors to prevent exploitation of migrant workers
  2. Providing migrant workers with access to reliable information and services
  3. Disseminate global and national knowledge about recruitment and engagement with the media


The main international collaborating partners’ of the project include the ITUC and affiliates, the International Organization for Employers (IOE) and affiliates, including the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CIETT). The project will also collaborate with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Tufts University and the International Training Centre of the ILO. The project will also work closely with the ILO’s UN sister agencies and international organisations (UNODC, OHCHR, IOM) and with other local development actors.

This project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.