News and statements on labour migration

  1. © Nadia Bseiso / ILO 2023

    A day in the life of a migrant worker

    18 December 2014

    To mark International Migrants Day on December 18, the ILO Regional Office for Arab States’ Migration and Governance Network (MAGNET) has teamed up with photographers Leila Alaoui and Nadia Bseiso to follow non-Arab migrant workers in the Middle East who spend their limited time off making a difference in their communities. The images, from Lebanon and Jordan, shed light on how these migrant workers cook, compete, worship, organize and learn from each other to better their lives and lobby for their rights.

  2. Avoiding the gamble: making migrant labour fairer

    18 December 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Labour Organization

  3. SAARC commits to helping migrant workers

    18 December 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  4. Skills for a brighter future

    18 December 2014

    Refugees in a camp along Thai-Myanmar border are equipped with livelihood and buisness skills for a better future.

  5. © UN Photo/A. G. Farran 2023

    Global Migration Group releases new book on youth and migration

    17 December 2014

    Migration and Youth: Challenges and Opportunities offers unprecedented overview of how youth are affected by migration and agenda to achieve triple win.

  6. Launch of pioneering new report "Migration and youth: Challenges and opportunities"

    16 December 2014

  7. A New Platform Created Spaces for Information Exchange and Empowerment of Domestic and Migrant Domestic Workers

    16 December 2014

    A new Knowledge Sharing Platform was designed and hosted on the International Domestic Workers Federation’s (IDWF) website with the support of the EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW). The platform was created as a space of communication for migrant domestic workers and a source of information on their rights.

  8. © J. Directo / AFP 2023

    New law leads to new life for migrant domestic workers

    16 December 2014

    After decades of labor organizing and with the support of the ILO, Argentina has passed a new migration policy to make life better for domestic workers.

  9. © Aamir Qureshi / AFP 2023

    Helping migrants make the most of their money

    11 December 2014

    Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.

  10. © Gent Shkullaku / AFP 2023

    Restoring hope to Albania’s unemployed youth

    10 December 2014

    Many young Albanian workers are returning home after losing their jobs abroad due to the economic crisis. For many of them, re-entering the local labour market is a daunting task. An ILO-UNDP project helped them address that challenge.