News and statements on labour migration

  1. ILO promotes labour intensive methods to improve livelihoods of host and refugee communities in Ethiopia

    28 March 2023

    Through an intensive training, the ILO has strengthened the capacity of road construction engineers from Ethiopia’s refugee-hosting districts to apply labour intensive methods to boost socio-economic development through infrastructural development and job creation.

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    Nigeria ratified ILO Conventions concerning migrant workers and private employment agencies

    27 March 2023

    Nigeria becomes the 29th country to ratify Convention No. 143, and the 38th to ratify Convention No. 181.

  3. BMZ supports Green Jobs and Women's Participation in Jordan

    23 March 2023

    The EIIP project funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Development Bank (KfW) was launched in Jordan in 2016 in response to the Syrian crisis and to provide support to the Jordanian Government in facing the challenges related to the influx of refugees. It focuses on increasing short term employment through improving infrastructure and the environment, and to providing youth with skills that will assist them in securing longer-term job opportunities.

  4. © ACNUR/Siegfried Modola 2023

    The ILO supports socio-economic integration of refugees and migrants from Venezuela with a decent work approach

    15 March 2023

    The Venezuelan displacement is the largest human displacement in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean and the second largest in the world. At a roundtable in Brussels, the ILO presented the main advances and challenges faced by host countries in the socio-economic integration process of the Venezuelans.

  5. International Women’s Day 2023: Migration as an opportunity for women

    13 March 2023

    ILO, IOM, UNODC and UN Women join forces to generate knowledge on the challenges women migrant workers face during their migration journey

  6. 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

    13 March 2023

    The ILO is co-organising the 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights (Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-22 March 2023).

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    ILO launches regional operational guidelines on fair and ethical recruitment for ASEAN regulators

    09 March 2023

    New guidelines provide practical information to help regulators protect migrant workers in the region from abusive recruitment practices.

  8. © AVSI Foundation 2023

    As a refugee, my new skills have given my family hope

    28 February 2023

    When her husband was killed in 2009, Angelique Kahindo fled the Democratic Republic of Congo with her children to a refugee settlement in Uganda. For years she had no income, but a new opportunity for an apprenticeship has given her the skills and courage to set up her own tailoring business.

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    ILO proposes extra support measures for Ukraine, as war enters second year

    24 February 2023

    A new ILO plan to support Ukraine’s labour and employment sector seeks to address humanitarian, as well as recovery needs, after a year of war that has created massive economic and employment losses and threatens millions with poverty.

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    "We sincerely want to help people, and make them feel hopeful"

    23 February 2023

    Ella Albanska’s company participated in packaging and distribution of food for families in need, many of them fleeing from areas affected by the war. With ILO support, the Federation of Employers of Ukraine organized a country-wide effort to engage Ukrainian companies in the manufacturing of humanitarian aid packages.