02 June 2017
Most international migrants today move for work and in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants that we see today, the governance of labour migration is more urgent than ever. This year’s committee at the 106th International Labour Conference will discuss this as well as fair recruitment in order to contribute to the UN global compacts on refugees and safe, orderly and regular migration.
13 April 2017
Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.
12 December 2016
This video summarises the 2016 ILO study High rise, low pay: Experiences of migrant women in the Thai construction sector. It is the first study specifically on women migrant workers in the construction industry in Thailand, and provides key insight into this large and growing sector.
29 November 2016
The ILO is implementing a new project in Jordan aimed at helping Syrian construction workers obtain permits, occupational certificates and social security enrolment. The UK-funded project is part of wider efforts to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in specific sectors in Jordan. Some of the workers explain what it means to them to be formally employed in the country.
27 October 2016
The ILO is hosting a new exhibition highlighting the challenges and opportunities that migrant workers and refugees face and the positive impact that the ILO’s decent work approach can have on their lives.
20 September 2016
It is not possible to expect those developing countries - which by the accident of geographical proximity are bearing at the moment most of the responsibility - to deal with the refugee crisis on their own, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder to the BBC. The UN General Assembly hosted a high-level summit on September 19 to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.
11 July 2016
The incidence of child labour in agriculture is on the rise in Lebanon, especially in the Beqaa Valley region which is host to a large number of Syrian refugees. The ILO held a funfair in the area to raise awareness amongst refugees and locals of the risks and hazards of child labour in agriculture. It included plays written and performed by child labourers and their parents, highlighting aspects of their plight and helping them relieve some of the distress they feel due to their situation. The ILO organized the event with funding from the Denmark-led Regional Protection and Development Programme, and in cooperation with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the NGO Beyond Association.
10 June 2016
Emily Norgang, Senior Researcher of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shares her views about the challenges of Global Supply Chains in Canada and the possible ways to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.
09 June 2016
Cathy Feingold, International Director of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) shares her views about the challenges of Global Supply Chains in the United States and the possible ways to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.
08 June 2016
As migrants fleeing poverty and persecution continue to make headlines around the world, how can we create systems of governance that provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs? The ILO's Salwa Kanaana discusses with Michelle Leighton, ILO Chief of Migration Branch, and Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for the Arab States.