Publications on labour migration

January 2007

  1. Publication

    International labour standards on migrant workers' rights: Guide for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific

    01 January 2007

    An update on the rights of migrant workers, including basic terms and concepts relating to migration, discrimination, the ILO, the role of international labour standards, mechanisms, and procedures to assist in implementation.

  2. Publication

    International Labour Standards on migrant workers' rights: Guide for policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific

    01 January 2007

    Serves as a reference guide explaining the rights of migrant workers from the vantage point of the migrant worker to policymakers and practitioners.

May 2006

  1. Publication

    Labour migration policy and management: Training modules

    31 May 2006

    Workers in the Asian region are increasingly mobile, posing immense challenges and opportunities for the growth and development of countries of the whole region. If properly managed, with due respect for the rights of migrant workers, the cross-border movement of labour can contribute significantly to the continued dynamism of the regional economies. With these opportunities in mind, a Resolution on a rights-based approach to managing migration was adopted at the International Labour Conference in 2004. This manual presents the framework provided by the Resolution for discussing migration issues and identifying good practices. The training materials include 10 modules that cover the main topics in global and regional migration to further contribute to the strengthening of labour migration management in the subregion.

  2. Publication

    Saving Lives, Protecting Jobs - International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme - SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises

    01 May 2006

    The US Department of Labour joined forces with the ILO early on to back this initiative, supporting workplace education programmes through a project called the Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises (SHARE). Today this project supports work in 23 countries reaching about 300,000 workers in some 300 enterprises. This report tells the story of SHARE and brings you the experiences of some of the people directly affected. SHARE aims to: Reduce employment-related discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS; Reduce risk behaviours among workers; Facilitate access to treatment, care and support; Maintain employment of workers living with HIV/AIDS in the targeted enterprises.

April 2006

  1. Publication

    HIV/AIDS and work in a globalizing world 2005

    28 April 2006

    Highlights the intrinsic links between poverty, HIV/AIDS, movement for work, and globalization, illustrated by data from over 30 developing and some transition countries. Gives HIV prevalence among transport workers, seafarers, fisherfolk, armed forces, expatriates, volunteers, young travellers, and sex workers. Outlines the changes needed to address and manage the HIV/AIDS epidemic at enterprise, national and global levels, mentioning the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and measures regarding a global social responsibility.

  2. Publication

    The Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration

    19 April 2006

    The ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration: Non-binding principles and guidelines for a rights-based approach to labour migration aims to assist governments, social partners and stakeholders in their efforts to regulate labour migration and protect migrant workers. It provides a comprehensive set of rights-based guidelines and principles so as a global compilation of good practices on labour migration developed by governments and social partners.

March 2006

  1. International Migration Papers No. 84

    The challenge of labour migration flows between West Africa and the Maghreb

    03 March 2006

February 2006

  1. International Migration Papers No. 82

    Migration legislation in East Africa

    28 February 2006

  2. International Migration Papers No. 81

    A study on labour migration data and statistics in East Africa

    20 February 2006

  3. International Migration Papers No. 80

    Legislation on migrant workers in West Africa

    17 February 2006