News and statements on labour migration

  1. © ILO/Ala’a al Sukhni 2017

    Jordan issues first-of-their-kind work permits to Syria refugees in the Arab region

    09 August 2017

    Jordanian trade unions begin issuing non-employer-specific and non-position-specific work permits in the construction sector, following an ILO-coordinated agreement with the Government. The permits are the first of their kind to be issued to Syrian refugees in the Arab region.

  2. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  3. Skilling migrants: A triple win for government, migrant workers and employers

    26 July 2017

    The International Labour Organization calls for collaboration and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders to ensure skills training and recognition for migrant workers.

  4. ILO: Access to justice often out of reach for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    26 July 2017

    New study finds that migrant workers lack access to fair and responsive remedies for labour rights abuses.

  5. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 5, June 2017

    29 June 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  6. Syrian refugees in Jordan welcome work permits, but challenges persist

    28 June 2017

    New ILO study, prepared in collaboration with UNHCR, looks at the impact of work permits provided to Syrian refugees in Jordan that has resulted in thousands of them formally joining the Jordanian workforce.

  7. © GFMD website 2017

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s opening speech to the Tenth GFMD Summit Meeting

    28 June 2017

  8. © European Commission DG ECHO 2017

    Guy Ryder says policy choices matter greatly to improve labour migration

    28 June 2017

    Speaking in the German capital, the ILO Director-General said that finding a decent job remains by far the main incentive for migration.

  9. The new landmark recommendation recognises cooperatives’ role toward building peace and resilience

    26 June 2017

    The 106th ILC adopted the Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation, 2017 (No. 205) which includes reference to the role of cooperatives and other social economy initiatives.

  10. ILO standards can help regulate migration

    26 June 2017

    In his last interview as President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck looks back at the results of the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference. According to the head of the workers, ILO standards can help protect migrant workers. Cortebeeck also highlights the many cases of violations of international labour standards around the globe, the adoption of a new standard on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience; and the implementation of fundamental principles and rights at work.