News and statements on labour migration

  1. © Nilesh Nikade 2023

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. National dialogue raises important questions on prevention and resolution of labour complaints in Jordan

    03 July 2023

    The institutions for resolving labour disputes or complaints form a cornerstone of any sound labour market, preserving and promoting essential principles such as justice, fairness and harmonious relationships in the world of work.

  4. An Indonesian student warns her community of the risks of forced labour at sea

    28 June 2023

    The communications trainings of the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme have inspired a 20-year-old communications student to campaign about labour rights of fishers in her fishing community to break the longstanding myth about working at sea.

  5. PROSPECTS Partnership unites for World Refugee Day Run and Exhibition

    26 June 2023

    This year to commemorate World Refugee Day, PROSPECTS Partners including the Netherlands, IFC, ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF jointly organized a run and an exhibition to demonstrate power of inclusion of refugees.

  6. In Lebanon ILO PROSPECTS organizes a business plan competition to select social and solidarity economy entities that will benefit from technical and financial assistance

    26 June 2023

    The business plan competition took place on 19-21 June 2023 with the participation of 37 SSE projects that aim to create decent jobs for vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees to bring about changes in their communities.

  7. Women defy gender norms, access vocational training on hard labour occupations in Ethiopia

    20 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners have introduced tailored courses, empowering refugee and host community members to gain professional skills and pursue meaningful careers.

  8. © Ala’a Al Sukhni / ILO 2023

    A job changed my life as a refugee

    20 June 2023

    War in Syria forced Syrian Abdel Halim al Qasir and his family to flee to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Becoming a facilitator for the ILO’s Job Search Club project and helping other refugees inside the camp find new careers and job opportunities, has given him renewed hope for his and his family’s future.

  9. © ILO/J. Aliling 2023

    Study highlights forced labour amongst migrant domestic workers in Southeast Asia

    15 June 2023

    Survey by International Labour Organization (ILO) of migrant domestic workers in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand points to poor working conditions, yet also highlights the skilled nature of domestic work.

  10. Decent work key to resilience of Syrians and host communities

    15 June 2023

    Syrian displaced persons and refugees, and the communities that host them, need concrete decent work opportunities, and to move from receiving assistance to generating income, the ILO says at the Brussels Conference on supporting Syria and the region.