Special 2017 issue

World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

In today’s globalized world, labour migration is a rising policy priority. Economic hardship and geopolitical crises leading to the lack of decent work are resulting in growing and diverse migratory movements.

This is why this year’s International Labour Conference (ILC) will hold a general discussion on labour migration governance and fair recruitment. The discussion is expected to make a major contribution to the global debate on migration and a possible new Global Compact of the United Nations on migration.

Another item on the Conference agenda is expected to support ILO efforts around the globe to promote decent work for people in countries emerging from conflict or disaster: the revision of ILO Recommendation 71 on employment and decent work for resilience.

This magazine features two other issues discussed at this year’s ILC: green jobs – the theme of the report of the ILO Director-General to the Conference, and the adaptation of international labour standards to new realities in the world of work.