News and statements on labour migration

  1. Far-reaching reforms in Oman set new benchmark for social protection in the region

    20 July 2023

    An overview of the key features of the ambitious reforms which fundamentally reshape the social protection landscape in Oman.

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    ILO, IOM help pave road for post-war labour market in Ukraine

    20 July 2023

    On 12-13 July, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a workshop in Kyiv with key government stakeholders from Ukraine, including the Ministry of Economy to discuss current and future labour market challenges in Ukraine, and the policies and capacities required to address them. 

  3. Ambitious reforms in Oman pave way to universal social protection

    20 July 2023

    Newly approved legislation, developed with the support of the ILO, radically reshapes the social protection system in the Sultanate and is set to become a reference for countries in the region.

  4. Satellite vocational training center brings hope to displaced and local communities in Ethiopia

    19 July 2023

    ILO and its partners are tackling the challenges of limited income generation in Ethiopia's arid eastern region by constructing a satellite vocational training center, providing new job opportunities and essential skills, benefiting both host and refugee communities.

  5. Workshop explores policy solutions for end-of-service indemnity (EOSI) system in Kuwait

    17 July 2023

    The workshop aimed to inform dialogue around the limitations of current EOSI scheme, and involved workers, employers and relevant government entities in Kuwait in the identification of appropriate policy solutions at the national level.

  6. ILO's support in East African summit yields commitments for improved refugee inclusion

    17 July 2023

    Member States of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) came together to sign the Munyonyo Declaration, committing to durable solutions for refugees in the East and Horn of Africa region. ILO PROSPECTS programme's contributions have paved the way for practical and inclusive approaches to education, employment, and social protection.

  7. Strengthening qualification frameworks and recognition of qualifications: Sri Lanka's path to global integration

    17 July 2023

  8. Labour Rights are Human Rights for all Workers

    13 July 2023

    After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.

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    ILO and UNHCR commit to decent work for refugees, displaced people and host communities

    10 July 2023

    The Joint Action Plan (2023-2025), a result of six interagency regional consultations, sets the priorities for advancing an inclusive world of work in forced displacement contexts.

  10. ILO supports Indonesia’s joint labour inspection in the fishing sector to prevent forced labour at sea

    05 July 2023

    The ILO through its 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has supported Indonesia to improve working conditions of fishers and prevent forced labour through the establishment of joint labour inspection system and strengthened coordination between labour and fisheries inspectors.