News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO COOP presents on the role of cooperatives in overcoming refugee and migrant precarity in a side event at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

    27 September 2017

  2. © ILO/Ala’a al Sukhni 2017

    Jordan’s first job centre for Syrian refugees opens in Zaatari camp

    21 August 2017

    Following the Jordanian government’s decision to allow Syrian refugees to obtain work permits, a new job centre has opened at the country’s largest refugee camp to help the people living there access the local labour market.

  3. © 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.

  4. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. © GFMD website 2017

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

    28 June 2017

  10. © 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.