News and statements on labour migration

  1. Netherlands and ILO officials visit interventions supporting decent work for displaced populations and host communities in Iraq

    09 June 2021

    The interventions are part of the PROSPECTS programme, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, which seeks to improve access to employment, education and protection.

  2. ILO's My First Business training programme promotes entrepreneurship among young Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees

    09 June 2021

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO has trained over 650 vulnerable women and men, the majority of whom are youth, on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, promoting livelihoods and decent job creation with a focus on the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  3. Fair recruitment benefits Nepali workers in Jordan garment industry

    09 June 2021

    An ILO led initiative that promotes fair recruitment in Nepal, is proving fair recruitment is attainable, achievable and accessible to all.

  4. Global pool of multi-lingual trainers established to make finance work for refugees and host communities around the world

    04 June 2021

    The capacity development of trainers in “Making Finance Work for Refugees and Host communities” aims to develop a pool of trainers to be deployed around the world to teach and technically support financial services providers in expanding their services to refugees’ market segments, which will in turn enable refugees and host communities to access more suitable financial services.

  5. The ILO and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) join forces to support youth and refugees in Greater Cairo

    31 May 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) have signed an agreement to implement the apprenticeship programme for Egyptian youth and refugee communities in Greater Cairo.

  6. Putting down roots

    31 May 2021

    Groundnut cultivation supported by ILO’s SURAR Project is not only helping resettled communities to revive their livelihoods but also reintegrate with existing communities in the Mullaitivu District

  7. IOM and ILO launch joint report on promoting fair and ethical recruitment in a digital world

    20 May 2021

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launch research exploring how technology can be harnessed through state-facilitated digital recruitment platforms, to promote transparency and help eliminate abuses such as contract substitution and debt bondage.

  8. © 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.

  9. 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.

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

    04 May 2021