News and statements on labour migration

  1. Better labour inspection cuts abuses in the Thai fishing sector

    21 October 2019

    The ILO is training labour inspectors in Thailand as part of a project to prevent and reduce unacceptable forms of work in the country’s fishing and seafood industries.

  2. Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  3. Sharing experience and tools on decent work for refugees

    07 October 2019

    The Government of Norway and the ILO partnered to organise a panel discussion on Decent work for refugees: lessons learned and guidance for inclusive labour markets as a side event to the 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Preparatory Meeting on September 11th 2019.

  4. Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

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    ILO and UNCCD to work together on human impacts of desertification

    24 September 2019

    Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding supporting closer cooperation on climate-related issues, including halting desertification and land degradation, and creating green jobs.

  6. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  7. The IOM and ILO organize a workshop on fair and ethical recruitment of migrant workers

    03 September 2019

    Hosted in Guatemala, the workshop brings together government institutions and entities responsible for statistics and censuses at the national level, as well as experts from IOM and ILO, and employers, workers and civil society organizations.

  8. Safe and fair migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  9. DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.

  10. Vietnamese researcher wins Decent Work prize

    11 July 2019

    The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.