News and statements on labour migration

  1. State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

  2. © ILO Ship to Shore Rights 2020

    How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    06 January 2020

    Since Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.

  3. © ILO 2020

    I benefitted from migration, let others do so too

    02 January 2020

    All sides can benefit if migration is well-organized and governed, according to an economist who has personal experience of the costs and benefits.

  4. ILO announces winners of the 2019 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2019

    Winning entries provide outstanding and balanced reporting on fair recruitment and the future of labour migration.

  5. Are migrants also successful in the labour market?

    18 December 2019

    As migration draws increasing attention globally, what do we know about the millions of international migrant workers?

  6. © M. Crozet / ILO 2020

    Joint action to support refugees and host communities

    18 December 2019

    The ILO will work to strengthen socio-economic growth and decent work for refugees and host communities as part of the PROSPECTS partnership.

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    UN Network on Migration marks the Global Compact's first anniversary

    11 December 2019

    Adopted in 2018, the Global Compact highlights the need for international cooperation to address the challenges of migration and reap its benefits, while respecting human rights.

  8. Inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market with a humanitarian development focus

    04 December 2019

    ILO and constituents share experiences and good practices in the inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market, during an event aimed at encouraging a more coherent approach to the promotion of decent work in crisis settings.

  9. SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey was selected as one of the 10 projects for scaling up by the Paris Peace Forum

    28 November 2019

    The cooperative was formed by women from host and refugee communities to undertake collective income generation activities with the support of the ILO. The cooperative was selected as one of ten projects to be scaled up and mentored by the Paris Peace Forum in the coming year.

  10. Revised Vietnamese Labour Code to help everyone gain fair shares of economic growth

    20 November 2019

    The ILO congratulates Viet Nam on the adoption of the revised Labour Code, which is better in line with universal fundamental labour rights.