News and statements on labour migration

  1. Call to redouble efforts to ensure decent work for migrant workers

    01 May 2021

    We are at a turning point. As the world looks to build back better from the global COVID-19 crisis we must redouble our efforts to ensure decent work for migrant workers in a more sustainable, equal, and resilient post-pandemic world.

  2. The role of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation in achieving the SDGs - Human stories from 
the Arab States

    23 April 2021

  3. The Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment

    22 April 2021

    In partnership with the IOM and IHRB, ILO convened a global forum to discuss key fair recruitment issues, attracting 1,600 attendees.

  4. Amaal Bani Awwad, National Project Coordinator at ILO Jordan

    21 April 2021

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  5. From migrant worker to labour unionist

    21 April 2021

    Learning from her exploitative experiences as a migrant domestic worker, Dina Nuriyati has become a tireless labour advocate and unionist, promoting better protection and services for Indonesian migrant workers in all cycles of migration.

  6. Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience

    19 April 2021

    Somalia’s ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) and six more ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  7. Protecting human rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the context of HIV and sexual orientation in Ukraine

    19 April 2021

    Asylum seekers and refugees are entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms spelled out in international human rights instruments. This includes the right to protection if they have HIV, TB or have a different sexual orientation and identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or questioning (LGBTIQ). In 2020, the UNHCR and ILO, with support from UNAIDS, implemented a virtual capacity-building project targeting the staff of the State Migration Service (SMS) in Ukraine that deals with refugees and asylum seekers.

  8. Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

    16 April 2021

    Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for years due to his physical disability. Last year, an ILO employment centre helped him secure his first formal job at a garment factory, giving him a new sense of independence and purpose.

  9. Fair recruitment. Decent work

    15 April 2021

    Many migrant workers – particularly low skilled workers – find themselves paying large recruitment fees to intermediaries in order to secure work overseas. The recruitment processes are often unclear and opens them up to abuse. The ILO has been addressing the issue through its Fair Recruitment Initiative. Find out more in our latest Infostory.

  10. Digital acceleration in the context of learning and skills development

    14 April 2021

    A learning event, organised by UNICEF and the ILO under the PROSPECTS Partnership, examined digital solutions to learning and skills development to support forcibly displaced children and youth as well as host community members in response to COVID-19 and beyond.