News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO, ECLAC report weakening labour conditions and rising urban unemployment

    11 May 2017

    New ECLAC-ILO report indicates that the increase in average regional unemployment in 2016 was the biggest annual rise in two decades. It also includes an analysis regarding the characteristics of immigrants’ insertion in the world of work.

  2. © ILO/Nisreen Bathish 2017

    Reforming visa sponsorship systems for migrant workers can benefit destination countries in the Middle East

    08 May 2017

    Reforming the current visa sponsorship arrangements that govern temporary labour migration in the Middle East would have wide-ranging benefits – from improving working conditions and better meeting the needs of employers, to boosting the economy and labour market productivity, according to a new ILO report.

  3. ILO online learning programme introduces Syrian refugees to their workplace rights in Jordan

    02 May 2017

    The programme is part of on-going efforts by the ILO to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  4. © ILO/Laith Abu Sha'ireh 2017

    ILO launches “Jobs Make the Difference” report

    05 April 2017

    The ILO, in partnership with UNDP and WFP, launches a report which focuses on expanding economic opportunities for Syrian Refugees and host Communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.

  5. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder meets Lebanese President Michel Aoun

    03 April 2017

    The meeting was held at the presidential Baabda Palace in the capital Beirut, during Ryder’s first official visit to Lebanon

  6. ILO revises the Recommendation concerning Employment Organisation in the Transition from War to Peace

    20 March 2017

  7. The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

  8. “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    03 March 2017

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

  9. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 1, February 2017

    14 February 2017

    The ILO Cooperatives Unit launched its eNewsletter on 1 July 2016, this electronic newsletter replaces the previous paper version. The newsletter includes articles on various events, projects, training and meetings related to the work of the ILO and Cooperatives.

  10. © Matteo Paciotti 2017

    More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

    10 February 2017

    ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.