News and statements on labour migration

  1. Lebanon’s green thumb: ILO trains workers from rural communities in landscaping activities across local agricultural schools

    20 September 2023

    The landscaping and garden maintenance competency-based training aims to build capacity and develop the skills of hundreds of trainees in the agricultural sector, eventually connecting them with in-demand jobs on the market.

  2. Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

    19 September 2023

    The ILO and Learning Lions are bridging the digital divide in remote areas by providing comprehensive digital skills training, mentorship and job opportunities to young people. This innovative programme is transforming the lives of vulnerable communities, including refugees, and paving the way for an inclusive digital economy in Kenya.

  3. Harmonizing lives: ILO promotes social cohesion among refugees and hosts in Uganda

    15 September 2023

    In Uganda's Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the ILO's PROSPECTS program is transforming employment centers into vibrant Youth Centers, fostering social cohesion among refugees and host communities. Through skills development, arts, and community engagement, this initiative is promoting peaceful coexistence and economic empowerment, paving the way for a harmonious future.

  4. Promoting social inclusion through art: Refugee and host community artists shine at 'Talents Beyond Borders'

    15 September 2023

    In Egypt, aspiring artists from the host and refugee communities were trained by experts and provided a platform to showcase their talents through the ILO PROSPECTS programme promoting social inclusion.

  5. © Mauricio Pulido Bonilla 2023

    Rights migrate too

    06 September 2023

    In search of a better future, Ditraiza Ramírez migrated with her family from Venezuela to Colombia. Having made a new life in a new country, she wanted to help others like her and now spends her spare time raising awareness about migrants’ rights to social protection.

  6. Young refugee leaders demand more decent work opportunities

    01 September 2023

    ILO PROSPECTS and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth collaborated with the Global Refugee Youth Network (GRYN) to organise a virtual experience-sharing event to disseminate innovative solutions promoting decent jobs for forcibly displaced youth

  7. ILO-UNICEF Learning Lab explores effective approaches to develop digital skills to empower refugees and host communities

    31 August 2023

    Supporting young people to acquire skills to use technology at work is crucial to address systemic drivers of exclusion and narrow the digital divide.

  8. © Jean‐Pierre Pellissier/ILO 2023

    ILO report reveals the challenges and precarity experienced by many Lao migrant workers

    31 August 2023

    New research sheds light on the key issues faced by Lao migrant workers and outlines measures to help ensure they can migrate more safely and obtain decent work.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.