News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO promotes jobs for refugee-hosting communities in Jordan

    14 November 2013

    ILO works with refugee-hosting communities in Mafraq and Irbid to create jobs in agro-business.

  2. Interview with Luc Cortebeeck, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body

    11 November 2013

    The 319th session of the ILO Governing Body recently drew to a close in Geneva. Tackled at this session were several issues concerning the economic crisis in Europe, workers’ rights and international migration. In this interview the Chair of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, looks at the main points covered at this session, held in Geneva on 17-31 October 2013.

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    Ryder: Labour migration policies need urgent shift to avoid more tragedies

    08 November 2013

    “We cannot allow tragedies like the one in Lampedusa, and more recently in Malta and Niger, to become commonplace,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder during a high-level panel on labour migration at the ILO.

  4. Migrant tragedies highlight need for policy shift, says ILO chief

    06 November 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said the recent deaths of hundreds of migrants seeking to reach Europe highlight the urgent need for a major shift in migrant policy. He spoke at meeting in Geneva of government, workers’ and employers’ representatives.

  5. More rights for Jordan’s garment workers

    01 November 2013

    Workers in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones have held numerous strikes over the past years to protest against what they perceive as labour rights violations. A new collective bargaining agreement is now aiming to improve the situation.

  6. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) - Panelist intervention at the 2013 UN General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

    29 October 2013

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was a panellist on Roundtable 4 on international and regional labour mobility and its impact on development where he delivered a statement drawing attention to the three inter-connected pillars of labour mobility needed to achieve equitable and inclusive development: (i) ensuring that labour mobility addresses real labour market needs; (ii) improving protection of human rights, including labour rights, of migrant workers throughout the whole migration process; and (iii) enhancing social dialogue, collaboration with other stakeholders, and cooperation between countries.

  7. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) - Statement from the floor at the 2013 UN General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

    29 October 2013

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, took the floor in Roundtable 2 on measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of all migrants and underscored the need for a consensus for global action that is truly respectful of the rights and interests of migrant workers.

  8. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder calls for more regular migration channels in the EU

    21 October 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addressed a conference of the European Commission on EU labour law in a video message.

  9. Garment workers’ service centre opens in Jordanian industrial zone

    09 October 2013

    New facility set to improve the lives of thousands working in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones.

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    The Lampedusa tragedy reminds us of palpable policy failures on migration

    06 October 2013