21 March 2016
Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, emphasized the need for policy responses to the refugee crisis that also help refugees obtain jobs and decent work. He spoke at a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.
04 February 2016
90% of refugees in Jordan live in poverty. Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, says that there is a consensus that we need to find legal pathways for refugees into local labour markets. It is possible to combine the interests of local workers and Syrian refugees.
03 February 2016
By including jobs, livelihoods and education in its agenda, the Syria Donor Conference in London will help address urgent developmental as well as humanitarian needs, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells the Associated Press. (Begins at 2:56)
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.
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)
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.
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.
01 October 2015
Video of GAP-MDW project partners on organizing for migrant domestic worker rights.
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.
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.