News and statements on labour migration

  1. Social justice for migrant workers is in everyone’s interest

    20 February 2018

    Fair treatment for the world’s 150 million migrant workers is in everyone’s interest, and requires labour migration to be well-governed and effective, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

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    Social justice for migrant workers is in everyone’s interest

    20 February 2018

    Fair treatment for the world’s 150 million migrant workers is in everyone’s interest, and requires labour migration to be well-governed and effective, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. Job centre for Syrian refugees opens in Jordan camp

    19 February 2018

    The ILO and UNHCR launch the Azraq Centre for Employment to help refugees access work permits and find employment.

  4. Three steps to end discrimination of migrant workers and improve their health

    14 February 2018

    When migrant workers leave their home, many encounter abuse and violence on their journey and discrimination once they arrive. This can be because of their status as migrants but also because of their ethnicity, sex, religion, and HIV status.

  5. Colombo Process convened the first joint Thematic Area Working Group meeting on Skills and Qualification Recognition and Labour Market Analysis

    13 February 2018

    Sri Lanka as the Chair of the Colombo Process Thematic Area Working Group (TAWG) on Skills and Qualification Recognition and Thailand as the Chair of the TAWG on Labour Market Analysis co-hosted a joint TAWG meeting on 23-24 January 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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    ILO, OECD call for tapping immigrants’ contribution to foster economic transformation

    24 January 2018

    New report shows that negative perceptions of immigrants are often unjustified as their impact on labour markets, economic growth and public finance in developing countries is generally positive, although relatively limited.

  7. ILO, OECD Development Centre launch report on immigrants’ contribution to developing countries' economies, 24-25 January 2018, OECD Conference Centre, Paris

    17 January 2018

  8. The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) takes action to support migrant workers in Tunisia

    09 January 2018

    With support of the ILO’s Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR), UGTT has assigned nine focal points on labour migration across Tunisia in the cities of Medenine, Sfax, Sousse and Tunis in a show of its commitment to fair recruitment and protection of migrant workers

  9. ILO announces the four winners of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2017

    To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December, the ILO has announced the four winners of its 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

  10. Labour rights and skills development key to improving outcomes of migration in South-East Asia, say ILO and IOM

    15 December 2017

    Against the backdrop of increasing migration among ASEAN countries, joint ILO/IOM report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration.