News and statements on labour migration

  1. © ILO/F. Latief 2023

    Hoping for improvements after 27 years working at sea

    18 October 2022

    After 27 years working at sea, Sukarno’s working life remains the same— constant, hard work with few, short breaks. His hope is to work on land, close to his family.

  2. Preventing forced labour at sea in Indonesia through labour inspections at Indonesian fishing ports

    17 October 2022

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund supports the efforts taken by relevant ministries in Indonesia to improve protection for Indonesian local and migrant fishers with an updated field guide for labour inspection, training and pilot joint-inspections in Benoa and Jakarta ports.

  3. Youth Network Committee to shape activities for the host and refugee youth in Ethiopia

    13 October 2022

    The committee will provide strategic direction and guide implementation of the meaningful youth engagement programme of the ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF focusing on skills and socio-economic development of the youth in Ethiopia.

  4. ILO supported Business Development Service Providers Association established in Ethiopia

    12 October 2022

    The association will provide its services to refugee and host community businesses and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia to improve their performance.

  5. © FIFPRO 2023

    The ILO, FIFPRO and the Didier Drogba Foundation launch a campaign against the risks linked to the emigration of young football players

    05 October 2022

    A campaign to raise awareness of the risks of exploitation and human trafficking linked to the emigration of young Ivorian footballers has been launched under the aegis of the ILO, the Didier Drogba Foundation and the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPRO).

  6. © AFP 2023

    ILO and ELA join forces to reduce the risks of labour exploitation and human trafficking for Ukrainians fleeing from the war

    04 October 2022

    The ILO has already launched an information campaign on the dangers of forced labour which has reached 1.2 million refugees and internally displaced persons.

  7. © Sergei Chuzavkov / AFP 2023

    ILO scales up its assistance to Ukraine

    22 September 2022

    The additional funds will cover new services by Ukrainian Employers organizations, crisis support offered by trade unions and an e-Learning platform for Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET).

  8. Workshops organised in Lomé to develop occupational minimum standards and promote skills partnerships on migration between Togo, Nigeria and Ghana

    21 September 2022

    Under the "SKILL-UP Program funded by Norway, constituents from Ghana, Nigeria and Togo are leading a pilot process for the harmonization of occupational standards as part of the effort to promote a skills partnership on migration in the region.

  9. © M. Crozet / ILO 2023

    Modern slavery is unseen because its convenient

    20 September 2022

    Sophie Otiende, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and Grace Forrest, Founding Director of Walk Free, join the ILO's Future of Work podcast to explore the many reasons for the continued existence of modern slavery and the role we can all play in finally putting an end to it.

  10. ILO launches the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    20 September 2022

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.