Projects on labour migration

2016

  1. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families

    1 February 2013 - 31 January 2016

    The project seeks to promote the human and labour rights of migrant domestic workers worldwide by addressing the challenges that make migrant domestic workers particularly vulnerable to the risks of exploitation and abuse.

2015

  1. Fair recruitment of Guatemalan migrant workers in Mexico through South-South Cooperation

    1 March - 31 December 2015

    Global migration flows are increasingly including a strong South-South connotation. Labour mobility from one country to another has a key role to play in economic development and mutual growth of both the receiving and sending countries.

  2. Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh

    1 July 2012 - 30 October 2015

    The “Promoting Decent Work thorough Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh” project was initiated on a request from the Government of Bangladesh to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to assist the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MEWOE) and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) to improve the overall management of labour migration and to ensure protection and decent employment conditions to the Bangladeshi migrant workers.

  3. Promoting decent work through good governance, protection and empowerment of migrant workers: Ensuring the effective implementation of the Sri Lanka National Labour Migration Policy

    1 March 2013 - 30 September 2015

    It is essential that policy level work filters down to the local communities and is mainstreamed in various governance mechanisms.

  4. Migrant Workers Organizing through Cooperation with Trade Unions

    1 September 2014 - 1 September 2015

    The project’s central objective is to protect the rights of migrant workers through organizing, empowerment activities, enhanced cooperation and trade union support in countries of origin (Myanmar, Indonesia, and Nepal) and destination (Malaysia and Thailand).

  5. Enhancing the capacity of Pacific Island countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration

    1 June 2013 - 1 June 2015

    Building on its mission to improve the capacity of constituents to protect migrant workers and enhance the management of migration, the ILO, in partnership with ESCAP and UNDP, is working on a project to develop the ability of Pacific Island countries to address the impacts of climate change on migration through well-managed, rights-based migration schemes and policy frameworks, supported by comprehensive research and knowledge building.

  6. Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion from Labour Exploitation (GMS TRIANGLE project)

    10 June 2010 - 31 May 2015

    The GMS TRIANGLE project focused on reducing the exploitation of labour migrants by contributing to the development of legal and safe recruitment channels and improved labour protection mechanisms. It is currently continued through TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme.

  7. Migration and Governance Network - MAGNET

    1 December 2012 - 31 May 2015

    ILO supports Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and the Gulf Cooperation Council States to strengthen labour migration governance and combat human trafficking.

  8. Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Advocating Institutional Reform in the Middle East

    1 December 2012 - 1 May 2015

    This project is an initiative of the Migration and Governance Network - MAGNET. The ILO is working with countries in the Arab States to provide options for reform of national policies and institutions to protect migrant domestic workers rights.

2014

  1. The Labour Market Integration of New Immigrants in Europe: Analysis and Policy Evaluation

    1 October 2012 - 31 December 2014

    This research project undertaken between October 2012 and December 2014 by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and ILO-MIGRANT, thanks to funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, aimed at providing an integrated picture of the role of policies in facilitating newly-arrived immigrants’ access to the labour market and to middle-skilled jobs.