News and statements on labour migration

  1. I always wanted to set up a business, and employ other blind persons so they can make a living too

    02 December 2022

    Fifty-two-year-old Khabour Mohammed Ali runs a small home-based business in Dohuk selling knitted products. Khabour, who is visually impaired, has many talents- from teaching braille to making all types of handicrafts. Determined to expand her business, Khabour enrolled in ILO’s business and financial education programmes, and received a loan that will help her business grow

  2. ILO-UNHCR policy dialogue examines access of host communities and forcibly displaced persons to Iraq’s labour market

    02 December 2022

    The event focused on ILO’s newly developed report which examines global and country level policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, practices and gaps shaping access to the labour market and proposes recommendations that support efforts to promote decent work for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Iraq.

  3. ILO, IGAD enhancing the capacity of labour attachés, consular officials to advance decent work & improve protection of migrant workers in the IGAD region

    30 November 2022

    ILO and IGAD secretariat provided a five-day training for Labour Attachés and consular officials of IGAD member states, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda consulates in the middle east.

  4. ILO, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of KRI partner to develop vocational training for youth in Dohuk

    30 November 2022

    Working directly with the Vocational Training Centre in Dohuk, the initiative will support young women and men in their transition to decent employment.

  5. Host and refugee communities in West Kordofan, Sudan welcome a rehabilitated health centre and three water points

    23 November 2022

  6. How PROSPECTS Partnership helps build resilience of hosts and refugees communities in Lebanon

    21 November 2022

    Despite facing one of the worst socio-economic crisis in decades, Lebanon continues to host one of the highest number of refugee populations. The PROSPECTS Partnership supported by the Kingdom of Netherlands is providing education, employment and social protection support to build resilience and self-reliance of both hosts and refugees in the country.

  7. Upskilling women migrant workers for the future of work

    21 November 2022

    Evelyn spent almost half of her life as a migrant domestic worker. Thanks to a training scholarship, Evelyn acquired digital skills, secured a decent job locally and fulfilled her longing to be with her family.

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    What’s the story on labour rights in Qatar?

    18 November 2022

    The ILO has been closely involved in supporting labour reforms in Qatar, through a technical cooperation programme that began in 2018. With the football World Cup due to kick off in Qatar on 20 November, Max Tuñón, head of the ILO Office in Doha and Chief Technical Adviser of the programme, joins the ILO's Future of Work podcast to discuss the labour reforms in the country.

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    World Cup 2022: What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

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    ILO and Qatar agree to continue joint work on labour reform

    03 November 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Qatar have reviewed progress made on labour reforms under their joint programme and agreed to continue working together to build a modern and dynamic labour market in the country.