News and statements on labour migration

  1. © UN 2021

    UN leaders urge companies relying on shipping supply chains to undertake urgent measures to protect seafarers’ rights

    06 May 2021

    New due diligence tool aims to help businesses uphold their responsibility to protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew changes.

  2. 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    06 May 2021

    The Competition aims to recognize fair and balanced media reports that contribute to the elimination of public misperception, xenophobia and discrimination against migrant workers and highlight the positive contributions they make.

  3. The ILO launches its compendium on “Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts”

    04 May 2021

  4. Call to redouble efforts to ensure decent work for migrant workers

    01 May 2021

    We are at a turning point. As the world looks to build back better from the global COVID-19 crisis we must redouble our efforts to ensure decent work for migrant workers in a more sustainable, equal, and resilient post-pandemic world.

  5. The role of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation in achieving the SDGs - Human stories from 
the Arab States

    23 April 2021

  6. The Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment

    22 April 2021

    In partnership with the IOM and IHRB, ILO convened a global forum to discuss key fair recruitment issues, attracting 1,600 attendees.

  7. Amaal Bani Awwad, National Project Coordinator at ILO Jordan

    21 April 2021

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  8. From migrant worker to labour unionist

    21 April 2021

    Learning from her exploitative experiences as a migrant domestic worker, Dina Nuriyati has become a tireless labour advocate and unionist, promoting better protection and services for Indonesian migrant workers in all cycles of migration.

  9. Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience

    19 April 2021

    Somalia’s ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and six more ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  10. Protecting human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the context of HIV and sexual orientation in Ukraine

    19 April 2021

    Asylum seekers and refugees are entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms spelled out in international human rights instruments. This includes the right to protection if they have HIV, TB or have a different sexual orientation and identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or questioning (LGBTIQ). In 2020, the UNHCR and ILO, with support from UNAIDS, implemented a virtual capacity-building project targeting the staff of the State Migration Service (SMS) in Ukraine that deals with refugees and asylum seekers.