News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO Director-General: Access to labour markets, a powerful engine of integration of migrant populations into societies

    18 October 2015

    Transcript of ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s Address to the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) during the Opening Session of the General Debate on “The moral and economic imperative for fairer, smarter and more human migration”.

  2. Fighting world of work insecurity: High-level conference discusses ways to formalize the informal economy

    17 September 2015

    High-level representatives from Europe and Central Asia have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate coherent policies and programmes to boost the fight against informality.

  3. Global Media Competition: 'Reporting Fairly On Labour Migration'

    14 September 2015

    Competition to encourage fair reporting on labour migration by recognizing the best media coverage and accurate reporting on the topic.

  4. New study of migrant and child labour in the Thai seafood industry

    14 September 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Asia Foundation released a new report, revealing the physical hazards and other vulnerabilities faced by migrant child workers in Thailand’s shrimp and seafood processing industries.

  5. © Giovanni Isolino / AFP 2024

    ILO Director-General calls for durable solution to migrant and refugee crisis

    07 August 2015

    “Stopgap measures to halt the flows of migrants only scratch the surface of the problem. We need to go deeper into the root causes that force people to put their lives in danger in order to find work and security in foreign lands," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  6. © Nadia Bseiso / ILO 2024

    High-level policy meeting calls for reversal of negative labour market impacts of Syrian refugee crisis on host nations

    30 July 2015

    High-level representatives from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate sustainable policies and programmes that respond to the labour market impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis.

  7. © B. Patel / ILO 2024

    Labour migration: The dark side of the coin

    29 July 2015

    A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in the region.

  8. Session 6: Blueprint for Establishing MWFs in CLM - Sub-regional meeting to validate findings of the Migration Welfare Fund Feasibility Study conducted in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26-27 May 2015

    16 July 2015

    Mr Marianito Roque

  9. Session 5: Findings of the Study in Myanmar - Sub-regional meeting to validate findings of the Migration Welfare Fund Feasibility Study conducted in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26-27 May 2015

    16 July 2015

    Mr Marianito Roque

  10. Session 4: Findings of the Study in Lao PDR - Sub-regional meeting to validate findings of the Migration Welfare Fund Feasibility Study conducted in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 26-27 May 2015

    16 July 2015

    Mr Sanya Vathanakoune