News and statements on labour migration

  1. Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

    19 September 2023

    The ILO and Learning Lions are bridging the digital divide in remote areas by providing comprehensive digital skills training, mentorship and job opportunities to young people. This innovative programme is transforming the lives of vulnerable communities, including refugees, and paving the way for an inclusive digital economy in Kenya.

  2. Harmonizing lives: ILO promotes social cohesion among refugees and hosts in Uganda

    15 September 2023

    In Uganda's Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the ILO's PROSPECTS program is transforming employment centers into vibrant Youth Centers, fostering social cohesion among refugees and host communities. Through skills development, arts, and community engagement, this initiative is promoting peaceful coexistence and economic empowerment, paving the way for a harmonious future.

  3. Promoting social inclusion through art: Refugee and host community artists shine at 'Talents Beyond Borders'

    15 September 2023

    In Egypt, aspiring artists from the host and refugee communities were trained by experts and provided a platform to showcase their talents through the ILO PROSPECTS programme promoting social inclusion.

  4. ILO and Bahrain Ministry of Labour validate the country's first ever occupational health and safety profile

    14 September 2023

    A landmark tripartite meeting convened key stakeholders across the government and employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as industry experts, to critically assess and strengthen Bahrain's commitment to upholding standards in workplace safety and health.

  5. © Mauricio Pulido Bonilla 2024

    Rights migrate too

    06 September 2023

    In search of a better future, Ditraiza Ramírez migrated with her family from Venezuela to Colombia. Having made a new life in a new country, she wanted to help others like her and now spends her spare time raising awareness about migrants’ rights to social protection.

  6. ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Diponegoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

  7. Young refugee leaders demand more decent work opportunities

    01 September 2023

    ILO PROSPECTS and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth collaborated with the Global Refugee Youth Network (GRYN) to organize a virtual experience-sharing event to disseminate innovative solutions promoting decent jobs for forcibly displaced youth

  8. ILO pilot workshops to equip workers to navigate platform work effectively in Uganda

    31 August 2023

    Online platforms, trade unions and young people took part in a series of pilot workshops raising awareness on the opportunities and challenges workers, including refugees, face when embarking in gig work

  9. ILO-UNICEF Learning Lab explores effective approaches to develop digital skills to empower refugees and host communities

    31 August 2023

    Supporting young people to acquire skills to use technology at work is crucial to address systemic drivers of exclusion and narrow the digital divide.

  10. © Jean‐Pierre Pellissier/ILO 2024

    ILO report reveals the challenges and precarity experienced by many Lao migrant workers

    31 August 2023

    New research sheds light on the key issues faced by Lao migrant workers and outlines measures to help ensure they can migrate more safely and obtain decent work.