News and statements on labour migration

  1. Improving prospects, social cohesion and peaceful coexistence for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    12 April 2021

    ILO-led panel discussion highlights challenges and opportunities in promoting social cohesion and peaceful coexistence under the PROSPECTS partnership, through improving access to education, decent work and protection for displaced populations and the communities that host them.

  2. ILO organizes awareness raising session on the Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193)

    12 April 2021

    Members of the Steering Committee overseeing the development of a national strategy for the cooperative movement in Jordan and representatives from the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in an awareness-raising session on Promotion of Cooperatives Recommendation, 2002 (No. 193) on April 8, 2021.

  3. The ILO launches the second phase of the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    08 April 2021

    The ILO launches the 2021-25 Fair Recruitment Initiative, which aims to ensure that recruitment practices nationally and across borders are grounded in labour standards, are developed through social dialogue, and ensure gender equality.

  4. Improving access to water and healthcare in East Darfur and West Kordofan: Contractors training kicks off in Sudan

    06 April 2021

    On 21 March 2021, the ILO kicked off a three-week training course for local contractors from the East Darfur and West Kordofan States. The theoretical component of the training, held in Khartoum with a hybrid format of online and in-person lectures, aims to equip local contractors with labour-based and cost-effective construction techniques. These techniques have a significant capacity to absorb community workers in need of livelihood opportunities.

  5. Training programme that “Empowers, Skills, Employs”

    01 April 2021

    Having gained a more detailed understanding of the challenges, ILO PROSPECTS Kenya partnered with Turkana and Garissa county governments, the East Africa Institute of Welding (EAIW) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to deliver a dual-learning welding skills programme accessible to refugee and host communities.

  6. Overcoming barriers and stereotypes: Social inclusion in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    01 April 2021

    In partnership with the East African Institute of Welding (EAIW) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), a dual learning industrial welding training programme with low barriers to entry and deliberately targeting female youth and persons with disabilities has been developed and is currently being implemented in Turkana and Garissa Counties, Kenya.

  7. Success stories shed light on how decent employment improves the lives of refugees and their hosts

    31 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF held a side event at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  8. A knowledge exchange with ILO Ankara: Learning from each other and sharing experiences to support the creation of decent work opportunities for refugees and host communities

    30 March 2021

    The ILO Office in Turkey and the PROSPECTS programme jointly organized a webinar to exchange knowledge and experiences on how to foster an enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of refugees and vulnerable host community members.

  9. Launch of the ILO’s financial inclusion initiative for displaced and host communities in Iraq

    30 March 2021

  10. ILO addresses the Geneva Science-Policy Interface at the event on “Governing in the Age of Complexity: Building Resilience to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics”

    29 March 2021