News and statements on labour migration

  1. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  2. ILO COOP 100 – ILO PROSPECTS Webinar: The role of cooperatives and social and solidarity organizations in forced displacement contexts

    14 January 2021

    The webinar was organized by ILO COOP and ILO PROSPECTS to highlight the role and contributions of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in forced displacement contexts, and the work of both field practitioners and the ILO on this subject.

  3. © Abdel Hameed Al Nasier 2021

    A refugee mother determined to provide despite COVID-19

    12 January 2021

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers' hours were reduced at the farm in Jordan where Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad lives and works. Resourceful and determined, she found alternative ways to earn money to buy milk for her baby daughter. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.

  4. Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme provides humanitarian relief to migrant workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon

    04 January 2021

    ILO has approved a grant to support assistance for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon, Thailand

  5. Who are the women on the move? A portrait of female migrant workers

    18 December 2020

    The international migration of women, either together with their family or on their own, is an increasingly important and complex phenomenon but remains insufficiently documented owing to a lack of data. New ILOSTAT data offer some insights on the profile of women looking for work and better opportunities abroad.

  6. ILO commits to supporting Viet Nam to enforce new law on Vietnamese migrant workers

    18 December 2020

    The ILO commends Viet Nam on the passage of the revised Law on Contract-Based Overseas Workers, which improves protection for Vietnamese migrant workers.

  7. Stronger Together: Including Migrants in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery

    18 December 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role migrants play as essential workers, including in healthcare, food supply and other key sectors. It has also exposed their vulnerability to the devastating health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic. A statement by the heads of all UN agencies, says the needs of migrant workers must be included in the COVID-19 response.

  8. ILO announces winners of the 2020 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    18 December 2020

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

  9. Cooperation initiative between Turkey and Colombia will foster capacities for access to decent work for all during and beyond COVID-19

    17 December 2020

    Decent work is the root of social cohesion and the catalyst for employment opportunities and social protection as well as an essential response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, the ILO facilitated two webinars on labour market governance, inclusive employment policies and access to social protection within the framework of the “South-south triangular cooperation (SSTC) initiative between Turkey and Colombia”.

  10. Communicating on labour migration: Improving media coverage and quality of reporting on labour migration in the IGAD region

    16 December 2020