News and statements on labour migration

  1. 2013: The world of work in pictures

    20 December 2013

    From disaster recovery, to rising unemployment and the protection of workers across the globe, ILO News looks back at the most memorable events and images from the World of Work in 2013.

  2. Helping migrant workers to secure social security rights

    19 December 2013

    At least 25 per cent of workers in Moldova will work abroad at some point in their career. However, few of them know that in many cases they are entitled to receive social security benefits from their destination countries once they go back home. An ILO campaign is aiming to change that perception.

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    Promote and protect the rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants

    17 December 2013

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pillay.

  4. Argentina and Paraguay signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers

    10 December 2013

    Tripartite Commissions on Equal Opportunities of Argentina and Paraguay signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop different collaborative initiatives, among them - their role as advisory committee of the EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW).

  5. Ryder and Italian leaders share views on jobs for youth and migration

    19 November 2013

    ILO Director-General and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano talked about the youth unemployment situation affecting the country, especially in the South.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.