News and statements on labour migration

  1. © ILO 2024

    How young refugees are using skills and entrepreneurship to find independence

    16 April 2024

    For many young people finding that first job can be hard. For those who are also refugees it can seem like an insurmountable challenge. We talk to Mashimbo Rose Nafisa and Joel Amani Mafigi, two young refugees in Uganda who have overcome this problem and are now helping other young people do the same.

  2. © ILO 2024

    EU supports ILO and partners to empower community leaders to ensure safe migration of Filipino fishers

    03 April 2024

    Outreach effort leverages church network across the country to help convey the practical realities of work in fishing.

  3. Turning adversity into opportunity: A migrant returnee’s entrepreneurial success

    29 March 2024

    Seleshi’s aspirations reflect his resilience and determination to transform his circumstances and build a better future for himself and his family through entrepreneurship.

  4. © Chalinee Thirasupa/ILO 2024

    New EU-UN ‘PROTECT’ project supports women migrant workers and children in Southeast Asia

    26 March 2024

    A new initiative launched by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) will help strengthen the rights of women migrant workers and children in Southeast Asia, while reducing their vulnerabilities.

  5. Indonesia establishes the first MRC for migrant fishing vessel crews in Pemalang Regency

    25 March 2024

    The ILO supports the establishment of the first Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) for Indonesian migrant fishing vessel crews to ensure their labour rights and to be free from exploitation and forced labour at sea.

  6. Second Phase of PROSPECTS Launched in Ethiopia, Empowering Refugees, IDPs and Host Communities

    21 March 2024

  7. Norwegian Ambassador visits Jordanian NGO to witness the positive impact of Estidama++ program on workers and employers

    20 March 2024

    Estidama++ supports SMEs in Jordan to strengthen access to social protection rights

  8. © ILO 2024

    Annual profits from forced labour amount to US$ 236 billion, ILO report finds

    19 March 2024

    The new study on forced labour in the private sector reveals a 37 per cent rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014.

  9. Bahrain takes leap forward in enhancing end-of-service rights for migrant workers

    14 March 2024

    A new provident fund for end-of-service indemnity for migrant workers is established in the Social Insurance Organization as part of GCC-wide reforms to reform social protection systems in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. © jcomp 2024

    ILO to release new report on the economics of forced labour and illegal profits

    14 March 2024

    The ILO will publish the second edition of "Profits and Poverty: The economics of forced labour report", which will unveil the latest estimates of illegal profits derived from forced labour.