News and statements on labour migration

  1. © Maryann Bylander / ILO 2020

    Why do young people migrate?

    09 August 2013

    To mark the UN International Youth Day (August 12th), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is focussing on the 27 million international young migrants worldwide, aged 15–24. The ILO answers some key questions on youth migration.

  2. Opening address at the mobility of health professionals between the Philippines and selected EU member States: a policy dialogue

    23 July 2013

    By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the mobility of health professionals between the Philippines and selected EU member States: a policy dialogue, Makati City, Philippines, 23 July 2013

  3. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2020

    DFID, ILO to launch new initiative to tackle trafficking of women and girls

    10 July 2013

  4. Regional Experts Meeting on International Migration and Development in Africa

    03 July 2013

    The ILO shared its technical expertise at a senior experts meeting on international migration and development in Africa. The recommendations of this regional consultation mechanism will be integrated into the Second High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held in October 2013.

  5. Labour mobility and rights at centre of debate on international migration and development

    10 June 2013

    Experts from the ILO and elsewhere have gathered at a final roundtable to discuss labour mobility in migration and development issues prior to the High-Level Dialogue.

  6. The search for decent work is at the center of most migration

    07 June 2013

    Migrants are contributing to economies through their labour and the businesses they create, as consumers, taxpayers and agents of technology transfer.

  7. Jordan examines ways to improve work permits for migrant workers in the construction sector

    20 May 2013

    The ILO hosts a meeting of key stakeholders to improve regulation of work permits in Jordan’s construction sector

  8. International Nurses’ Day: EU and ILO Manila promote decent work agenda for Filipino health professionals

    06 May 2013

    Thousands of Filipino health professionals migrate every year for work raising important questions related to the global shortage and inequitable distribution of health professionals in and between many countries.

  9. A smart way to prevent bonded labour

    03 May 2013

    A young couple and their new baby are the first beneficiaries of a national health insurance scheme which now extends to migrant brick kiln workers at risk of bondage, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

  10. Tricked and trapped: How migrant workers are getting a raw deal in the Middle East

    09 April 2013

    ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking.