News and statements on labour migration

  1. Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme supports trainers to effectively implement entrepreneurial training and related follow up activities in Uganda

    01 April 2020

    The Training of Trainers (ToT) was delivered to 39 individuals who wish to become ILO certified Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) trainers in order to conduct training for entrepreneurs in business planning and business management.

  2. © Matt Ming 2020

    COVID-19 cruelly highlights inequalities and threatens to deepen them

    30 March 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating already existing inequalities – from catching the virus, to staying alive, to coping with its dramatic economic consequences. Policy responses must ensure that support reaches the workers and enterprises who need it most.

  3. ILO and SDC launch new programme to protect migrant workers in vulnerable situations in the Arab States, with a focus on workers from Africa

    30 March 2020

    The FAIRWAY Programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by ILO, responds to the need to ensure decent work for migrant workers, including in sectors where they are at high risk of exploitation, such as in domestic work, construction and hospitality, and will support interregional collaboration between countries in Africa and the Middle East.

  4. ILO joins the UN Network on Migration in calling attention to the plight of migrant workers during this global crisis – to ensure we do not leave migrants and other vulnerable groups behind

    23 March 2020

    The UN Network on Migration calls for protection and equality of treatment for all migrants, including migrant workers.

  5. Mapping responses by cooperatives and social and solidarity economy organizations to forced displacement

    21 March 2020

    Produced as part of a wider programme on responding to forced displacement crises, the report identifies good practices, lessons learned and potential areas of innovation by cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations working in displacement contexts.

  6. Women need more choices in migration

    08 March 2020

    The report ‘More choices, more power: Opportunities for women’s empowerment in labour migration from Viet Nam’ discusses socio-economic changes that a sample of migrant and non-migrant women experienced over the 2012-18 period.

  7. Recognising contributions of migrant workers

    04 March 2020

    To celebrate ten years of working on safe labour migration, the ILO together with Helvetas Sri Lanka, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka, hosted an event titled ‘Recognising contribution of migration workers, strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka’ on 25th February in Colombo

  8. The ILO presents the importance of quality employment at the European Investment Bank Board Seminar with Civil Society

    18 February 2020

    Summary of the statement by the ILO at the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors Seminar with Civil Society 2020 during a session on “supporting development through quality employment”

  9. The Gambia: ILO’s EIIP project participants obtain a contract from the Government

    04 February 2020

    Community Road Development and Maintenance (CODEM), an enterprise established through the ILO project, has successfully secured its first contract from a municipal council to rehabilitate a drainage system in the city centre, after the project completion

  10. © J. Harpy 2020

    New lives, new freedoms – How labour migration empowers Nepali women

    31 January 2020

    The importance of migration and remittances will continue to grow in Nepal, because approximately 500,000 individuals are entering the labour market annually but only one in 10 are finding jobs.