News and statements on labour migration

  1. Fragile States: Funding opportunities under UN funding mechanisms

    30 April 2015

  2. Migration: Closing the gap between perceptions and true facts

    29 April 2015

    How are migrants generally perceived? Are those perceptions correct? Read an interview with OECD Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer, who was the main speaker at the second thematic meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

  3. © Mahmud Turkia / AFP 2024

    ILO Director-General calls for rights-based, migrant-centred and durable solutions to help migrants crossing into Europe

    23 April 2015

  4. ILO and UAE agree on capacity building programme for the MoL to govern its labour market and monitor working conditions

    20 April 2015

    The two-year project will improve the UAE’s capacity to govern its labour market and monitor working conditions, including those of migrant workers.

  5. Law on Domestic Work in Paraguay Approved

    17 March 2015

    The Paraguayan Parliament approved a law on Domestic Work, equating domestic workers’ rights with all wage-workers. The law is based on the ILO Convention 189, which was earlier ratified by Paraguay in May 2013 and required harmonization with the national legislation.

  6. Women Migrant Rights discussed at the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

    09 March 2015

    Representatives of Member States, UN entities and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs from different regions of the world attended the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Migrant domestic workers’ rights were discussed at several side events, among them “Organizing for Women Migrant Rights” and “The Feminization of Migration and Globalization of Reproduction: Commodifying care and procreation across borders”.

  7. In their own voices

    02 March 2015

    An ILO-produced film documents the opportunities and obstacles on the path taken by migrant health-care workers from the Philippines.

  8. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2024

    New study sheds light on plight of working street-based children in Lebanon

    16 February 2015

    Study is the first of its kind to comprehensively profile the size and magnitude of street-based child labour in Lebanon

  9. New ILO's standards will help 21.5 million domestic workers

    02 February 2015

    The Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS) for Domestic Work will help more than 20 million domestic worker in Asia and the Pacific if ASEAN regional integration ensures the mutual recognition of skills of workers across borders, according to the ILO's new publication.

  10. © Steve McCurry 2024

    Ending the abuse of domestic workers in Asia

    22 December 2014

    Although there are more than 52 million domestic workers world-wide, including more than 21 million in Asia Pacific, only a small minority are covered by general labour laws. This lack of protection leaves them vulnerable to – sometimes terrible – abuse and exploitation. Journalist Karen Emmons has been working with the photographer Steve McCurry on a documentary project, “No one should work this way,” to record and expose some of the abuses faced by Asian migrant domestic workers.