News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO assesses impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers

    22 June 2020

  2. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2021

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures

    19 June 2020

    UN Secretary-General is calling for immediate support for at-risk workers, enterprises, jobs and incomes in a new Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19, prepared with the ILO.

  3. At Mbera refugee camp, in Mauritania, the ILO is training young people in building trades

    19 June 2020

    At the hands-on construction training site of the PECOBAT project, students are building an elementary school for the camp’s children, while learning skills that will make them more employable.

  4. The ILO launches a campaign for the safety and dignity of Myanmar Domestic Workers

    16 June 2020

    “Nine years ago, the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) was adopted by governments, employers and workers, said ILO representative in Myanmar, Mr Donglin LI. It is even more relevant today in the face of the Covid-19 virus. Ensuring decent working and living conditions for domestic workers will keep domestic workers, their employers and their families safe.”

  5. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2021

    COVID-19 may push millions more children into child labour – ILO and UNICEF

    12 June 2020

    Child labour down by 94 million since 2000, a gain now under threat.

  6. ILO team up with trade unions to protect fishers from COVID-19 pandemic and human trafficking

    12 June 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of fishers and make them at higher risks of being trapped in human trafficking. The ILO team up with trade unions in fishing sector to raise their awareness about the pandemic and the danger of trafficking.

  7. Assessing market opportunities in East Darfur and West Kordofan

    10 June 2020

    In March 2020, the ILO visited West Kordofan and East Darfur to assess opportunities for local economic development.

  8. ILO commits to support Viet Nam’s effort to promote safe labour migration

    10 June 2020

    The on-going revision of the Law on Contract-Based Vietnamese Overseas Workers can be an opportunity to ensure that Vietnamese migrant workers will be globally sought-after by responsible employers, and their rights will be protected in accordance with international labour standards.

  9. Rapid assessment highlights impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable workers and small-scale businesses in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment examines how the crisis has affected employment and livelihoods of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugee workers, as well as the new challenges now facing small-scale enterprises in an already fragile economy.

  10. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2021

    Southeast Asian Forum for Fishers strengthen efforts to better protect migrant fishers

    03 June 2020

    To strengthen the protection of migrant fishers in the Southeast Asia, SEA Forum for Fishers emphasized the need for streamlined coordination at both national and regional levels during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.