News and statements on labour migration

  1. Empowering youth through welding training and job placements

    21 September 2020

    The Turkana County Government, in collaboration with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the East African Institute of Welding (EAIW), will offer a five-month industrial welding skills programme to youth from the refugee and host communities.

  2. Upskilling local contractors in routine road maintenance for better performance and workmanship

    15 September 2020

    The evident and vital role local contractors play in infrastructure development and employment creation in the construction sector provide recognition for essential investment in upskilling for better performance and workmanship.

  3. ILO launches sixth Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

    15 September 2020

    This year, the participants are encouraged to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families.

  4. Providing career guidance to Egyptian youth through ILO job search clubs (JSC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports

    10 September 2020

    Job search clubs provide an enabling environment where young people gather and share resources and contacts, while searching for jobs in various fields under the supervision of trained facilitators. The ILO in Egypt will leverage and strengthen these services in the context of the PROSPECTS programme.

  5. © Shayan Ali Khan 2021

    Community changemakers help Pakistan’s migrant workers avoid exploitation

    09 September 2020

    An ILO project in Pakistan is raising awareness among prospective migrant workers about safe labour migration.

  6. © World Bank 2021

    Looking back to look forward: What does the next normal look like?

    27 August 2020

    Crises, such as that caused by COVID-19, bring change. What can previous crises tell us about how those changes are likely to manifest themselves?

  7. On Mexico’s coffee farms, COVID-19 highlights need for fair recruitment

    17 August 2020

    Farmers and workers on the Mexico-Guatemala border have long relied on informal cross-border migrant labour, although these practices open the way to exploitation and abuse, and in the era of COVID-19, increase health and safety risks. Now, an ILO project is working with local organizations to promote fairer and safer recruitment practices.

  8. Investing in youth employment: how the PROSPECTS Partnership aims to boost the labour market outcomes for refugees and their communities in Kenya

    12 August 2020

  9. ILO to launch media Toolkit on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment

    29 July 2020

  10. ILO and RDPP launch a partnership to combat worst forms of child labour in Iraq

    28 July 2020

    The new partnership aims to tackle the worst forms of child labour amongst internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and vulnerable host community members in Iraq.