Photos and videos on labour migration

December 2015

  1. Are migrants a benefit or a burden?

    18 December 2015

    With the discussions around migration increasingly dominated by rhetoric over reality, Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO's International Migration Branch, joins the debate with Al Jazeera's Inside Story about the benefits and challenges of migration in the world today.

  2. New Global Estimates of Migrant Workers: The Report in Short

    16 December 2015

    Michelle Leighton, Chief of the Labour Migration branch at the ILO, explains the key findings of the new report on Global Estimates of Migrant Workers. Reliable, high quality and up-to-date statistics are crucial to understanding labour migration and countering misconceptions about migrants as we work towards fulfilling the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (Closed Captions available)

October 2015

  1. Guy Ryder talks migration with Richard Quest

    09 October 2015

    The migration crisis in Europe highlights the challenge of integrating refugees into host countries. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO says integrating migrants into the labour force will be key to creating a win-win situation for countries and migrants alike.

  2. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: "Joining efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons"

    07 October 2015

    This video captures the views of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, on how to prevent forced labour and trafficking in persons. It was prepapred for the joint ILO, UNODC and OHCHR side-event to the Human Rights Council on "Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment", which took place on June 24, 2015 in Geneva.

  3. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Video

    01 October 2015

    Video of GAP-MDW project partners on organizing for migrant domestic worker rights.

  4. IDWF Online Communication Network Helps Domestic Workers around the Globe Unite

    01 October 2015

    The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in partnership with the International Labour Organization is excited to launch its communication network for domestic workers around the globe to connect with one another online. This network, the first of its kind serving to unite 52 million domestic workers around the globe, has been initiated with the support of the ILO and the Olof Palme Centre.

September 2015

  1. Fair Recruitment Matters

    21 September 2015

    This video captures an array of views on fair recruitment from government officials, representative employers’ and workers’ organizations and other key partners involved in ILO's Fair Recruitment Initiative. The ILO launched this global multistakeholder initiative to help prevent human trafficking and forced labour; protect the rights of workers, including migrant workers, from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment process; reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development outcomes for migrant workers and their families, as well as for countries of origin and destination.

  2. The Joint Labour Migration Program for Africa

    10 September 2015

    When we hear about migration in Africa, we think about Africans leaving the continent to Europe or to America. But in Sub Saharan Africa, 65 % of those migrating are staying in Africa. Labour migration is also about the movement of Africans within Africa. How do we respond best to this daily phenomenon?

  3. Why is reporting fairly on migration so important?

    03 September 2015

    Millions move to Middle East in search for decent work. Media reporting on labour migration plays a critical role in how we view migrant workers.

  4. Words matter: Why is rights-based terminology seen as critical?

    03 September 2015

    Migration issues are sensitive issues. Rights-based terminology, avoiding both pity and xenophobic discourse, is required.