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Media advisory

ILO to release new estimates on global labour migration

Media advisory | 28 June 2021
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its 3rd report on Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers: Results and Methodology, on Wednesday 30 June.

The report focuses on the evolution of global labour migration. It gives a detailed picture of how international migrant workers, who constitute nearly 5 per cent of the global labour force, are an integral part of the world economy.

It also includes regional estimates for Africa, the Americas, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia.

The report and all associated materials will be under STRICT EMBARGO until Wednesday 30 June at 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT).

For UNOG-accredited correspondents, an embargoed virtual press briefing will take place on Wednesday 30 June from 11:00 to 12:00 CEST (9:00 to 10:00 GMT). Login details will be sent to journalists ahead of the briefing.

Recognized regional journalists will be able to follow the virtual briefing via YouTube. The link will be sent in advance.

The findings will be presented by Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department, and Rafael Diez de Medina, Chief Statistician and Director of the ILO Department of Statistics.

Embargoed copies of the report and the press release can be made available to recognized media on request.

Audio of the briefing will be available to the UNOG press corps and registered journalists after the press conference.

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