News and statements on labour migration

  1. Assisting refugees and host communities in Egypt to turn their skills into careers

    25 March 2021

    ILO PROSPECTS Egypt in collaboration with Skilllab, a social start-up based in the Netherlands, and the Association of Businessmen in Alexandria (ABA), is piloting a skills-profiling application allowing refugees and host communities to assess and communicate their skills to potential employers.

  2. Job Search Clubs in Egypt boosted by training facilitators

    25 March 2021

    Two Training of facilitators rolled-out by ILO PROSPECTS Egypt as part of its efforts to strengthen Job Search Clubs in three targeted governorates.

  3. Qatar’s new minimum wage enters into force

    19 March 2021

    Qatar’s new non-discriminatory minimum wage comes into force – adding to the series of major labour reforms underway.

  4. From conflict to recovery: Promoting decent employment in Iraq

    16 March 2021

    The ILO established its first country coordination office in Baghdad a year ago. Maha Kattaa reflects on her first year in Iraq as country coordinator, and sheds light on how the ILO is working with its partners to promote employment opportunities and decent work in the country.

  5. Road map towards the ratification of ILO Convention No. 188 to protect Indonesian fishers

    10 March 2021

    Fishing is recognized as a hazardous occupation with the highest incidence of occupational injuries and fatalities. As the biggest sending country for migrant fishers, Indonesia continue to find ways to provide better protection for its fishers.

  6. Iraq: Jobs and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration

    24 February 2021

    With support from the European Union, the programme will use employment-intensive approaches to create decent jobs and upgrade skills and employment services for internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members, while preserving and rehabilitating cultural heritage sites.

  7. Improved irrigation for farmers and decent work for vulnerable workers in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

    19 February 2021

    Newly launched employment-intensive interventions will ensure workers, a large percentage of whom are women, are employed under decent working conditions, while improving water irrigation channels for local farms.

  8. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  9. ILO COOP 100 – ILO PROSPECTS Webinar: The role of cooperatives and social and solidarity organizations in forced displacement contexts

    14 January 2021

    The webinar was organized by ILO COOP and ILO PROSPECTS to highlight the role and contributions of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy organizations (SSEOs) in forced displacement contexts, and the work of both field practitioners and the ILO on this subject.

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    A refugee mother determined to provide despite COVID-19

    12 January 2021

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workers' hours were reduced at the farm in Jordan where Syrian refugee Fatima Hussein Al Ahmad lives and works. Resourceful and determined, she found alternative ways to earn money to buy milk for her baby daughter. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.