News and statements on labour migration

  1. Acute labour shortages in earthquake-stricken regions of Türkiye

    28 August 2023

    ILO assessment reveals urgent labour market needs in the region badly hit by the earthquakes in eastern Türkiye earlier this year.

  2. ILO and Statistics Indonesia strengthen the capacity of inter-ministerial for One Data Indonesia on International Migration

    22 August 2023

    The capacity building programme of Statistics Indonesia and the ILO aims to strengthen the capacity of inter-ministerial and agencies in managing Indonesia’s gender responsive one data on international migration statistics, including labour migration and indicator 10.7.1 of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on recruitment cost.

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    Indonesian and Thai employers cooperate to boost labour standards in the seafood industry

    18 August 2023

    Workshop fosters a cross-border exchange of knowledge and cooperation aimed at championing good labour practices across the seafood processing sector.

  4. ILO launches business plan competition to boost entrepreneurship in Ethiopia’s Somali region

    07 August 2023

    The competition offers financial support and specialized training to promising business ideas, aiming to stimulate entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth among refugees and their hosts in the Somali region.

  5. ILO, EU, Stella Maris partner to protect Filipino migrant fishers

    02 August 2023

    The ILO, with support from the European Union, and Stella Maris join forces to capture experiences of return migrant fishers and develop a comprehensive pre-departure orientation in the Philippines to combat abuses, forced labour and human trafficking.

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    Fighting human trafficking in an era of crisis – how can we do better?

    28 July 2023

    Global crises, conflicts, socio-economic inequalities, migration and the climate emergency are increasing the risk of human trafficking. What can be done, and by whom, to counter this threat?

  7. Vocational skills training gives young migrant an alternative to a dangerous, irregular journey to the Gulf

    27 July 2023

  8. Agreement paves way for Municipal Community Infrastructure projects in middle and northern Jordan

    27 July 2023

    The ILO signs a new implementation agreement with Jordan’s Ministry of Local Administration to implement Municipal Community Infrastructure projects in 15 municipalities to create sustainable infrastructure and decent paid employment using employment intensive investment program approach in the sixth phase of the EIIP program Jordan funded by the German government (BMZ) through the German Development Bank (KfW).

  9. National partners take ownership of the ILO training manual on soft skills and financial management for migrant workers

    27 July 2023

    The training manual of the ILO’s Safe and Fair programme has been adopted by relevant national partners to enhance the education and skill development programme for Indonesia migrant workers.

  10. A returnee raised her income and improved her skills

    26 July 2023

    Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.