Projects on labour migration


  1. EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project

    11 April 2015 - 10 April 2018

    The Project represents a third phase of EU-IOM-ILO partnership on migration management in China. It aims at maximizing the benefits of international migration and focuses on the four pillars of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility framework that are of common interest to both European and Chinese stakeholders.

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    Improved Labour Migration Governance Programme

    1 April 2015 - 28 February 2018

    The ILO is working with the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to strengthen governance of foreign labour by building capacity in labour market policy making, improving inspection systems as well as implementing mechanisms for dispute resolution.

  3. Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination (ECLM)

    1 August 2014 - 31 January 2018

    The project assesses the economic importance of labour immigration in a significant number of developing countries where immigrants represent a large share of the workforce in key economic sectors.


  1. Tackling child labour among Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan and Lebanon

    1 July 2015 - 31 October 2017

    The ILO is combatting rising child labour among Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon and Jordan through labour policy reform and technical capacity building, complemented by direct services through ministries and partner organizations.

  2. Joint UN Resource Mobilization for the Counter Trafficking and Migration Policy and Practice in Ethiopia

    1 June 2016 - 30 June 2017

    The project aims to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to address human trafficking, smuggling and irregular migration, youth unemployment and uphold the rights of migrants.

  3. Enabling Job Resilience and Protecting Decent Work Conditions in Rural Communities Affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Northern Lebanon

    2 June 2014 - 28 April 2017

    The ILO is working with vulnerable populations to build the resilience of rural host communities in areas affected by the Syrian refugee crisis in Northern Lebanon.

  4. Supporting the strategic objectives of the London Syria Conference 2016

    1 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

    The project aims to improve the working conditions of Syrian refugees and Jordanians in the sectors of agriculture and construction.


  1. UN Women-ILO project: ‘Preventing the exploitation of women migrant workers in ASEAN’

    1 March 2015 - 31 December 2016

    A UN Women and ILO collaboration to enhance the benefits of labour migration in the ASEAN region through improved protection of women migrant workers

  2. Improving the governance of labour migration and the protection of migrant workers’ rights in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Egypt

    1 March 2013 - 30 November 2016

    In the North Africa region, unemployment, underemployment, informality of employment and decent work deficits triggered the social unrest leading to the 2011 revolutions and contributed to the ongoing political transformation processes.

  3. Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact

    1 June 2013 - 30 September 2016

    The project aims to promote the management of labour migration from South Asia, to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce irregular flows.