News and statements on labour migration

  1. Training of Trainers Workshop on Think.Coop and Start.Coop conducted in Niamey, Niger

    26 October 2020

    The ILO organized a training of trainers (ToT) on Think.Coop and Start.Coop in Niamey, Niger in September for the economic empowerment of refugees and host communities through the strengthening of market-based livelihoods in fish farming and waste management value chains.

  2. ILO and IOM sign agreement to strengthen collaboration on migration governance

    23 October 2020

    To strengthen their work on migration and enable them to provide more policy and practical support to their members, the ILO and the IOM have signed an agreement on migration governance.

  3. ILO Chief of Labour Migration joins UNDP Launch of their Human Mobility Report

    21 October 2020

    ILO joined UNDP and migration experts at the launch of the report on Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities and an interactive dialogue on the way forward. ILO pointed at key challenges for migrant workers` (re)integration into labour markets and the need of ensuring access to decent work so to generate positive socio-economic benefits and “build back better”.

  4. ILO: The world economy needs a new engine of economic recovery

    16 October 2020

    In written statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder warned against higher levels of poverty and inequality resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting the urgent need for social protection for all, he called for profound structural changes to build back better and faster.

  5. Vulnerable workers hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout in fragile Arab states

    13 October 2020

    Assessments show spike in job and income losses and limited financial capacities to deal with the crisis, making it even harder for vulnerable workers to earn a living.

  6. Implementing an Urban Cash for Work Programme (UCWP) in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown and the floodings in Uganda

    08 October 2020

    The Urban Cash for Work Programme aims to contribute towards the easing of the economic hardships imposed on the already vulnerable, poor and needy communities by the effects of COVID 19 in urban areas, and floods for those living in the affected rural areas, including in the refugee-hosting district of Arua.

  7. © G20 2020

    Tourism can kickstart economic recovery, with the right policy support, ILO Director-General tells G20 Ministers

    07 October 2020

    Tourism can play a critical role in kickstarting the global economy, but special measures to support vulnerable worker groups will be essential, along with social dialogue and effective cross-sectoral policies.

  8. A time for collaboration and partnerships for building more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies amid the COVID-19 crisis

    02 October 2020

  9. Small business grants launched to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on enterprises in Uganda

    02 October 2020

    PROSPECTS in Uganda has launched small business grants towards resuscitation of micro and small enterprises run by refugees and host communities in Arua, Madi-Okollo and Isingiro districts that have been adversely affected by the government measures to control the spread of COVID-19.

  10. Prepping for Water Infrastructure Initiatives in target localities

    30 September 2020

    In September 2020, ILO engineers visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to develop bills of quantities to prioritize between different water-infrastructure projects.