News and statements on labour migration

  1. © Antara/Wahyu Putro A. 2021

    Media engagement to improve gender-sensitive labour migration reporting

    22 October 2021

    The ILO, through its joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Indonesian Journalists (AJI) Jakarta organized a series of media engagement programmes.

  2. Community centres to bring new skills and employment opportunities for refugee and host communities in Uganda

    21 October 2021

    The ILO and UNHCR, with support from the Government of Netherlands, have initiated development of six multipurpose community centres which will offer safe spaces and socio-economic services for refugees and host communities.

  3. Ugandan stakeholders adapt the ILO media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment for use in Uganda

    15 October 2021

    Following consultations with various stakeholders and desk reviews that informed the adaptation of the media toolkit, Ugandan stakeholders, with support from ILO, convened on 14th-15th October 2021 to review and validate the adapted media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment. The adapted toolkit will be used to build capacity of media practitioners, for improved reportage and effective engagement issues of on forced labour and fair recruitment.

  4. Refugee and host community apprentices graduate in Alexandria, Egypt

    13 October 2021

    On 7th August 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) of the Alexandria Business Association (ABA) celebrated the graduation of 42 trainees from an apprenticeship programme being implemented in the context of the PROSPECTS programme.

  5. A game changer for safe and fair recruitment of domestic workers

    11 October 2021

    ILO launches the Hiring Challenge, a new online game designed to improve understanding of what’s needed for fair and safe recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, China.

  6. © Thon Mabior Jok 2021

    From refugee to digital worker

    08 October 2021

    For Thon Mabior Jok, a young refugee from Kakuma camp in Kenya, working on a digital platform has meant some extra income but there are many challenges.

  7. © ILO 2021

    Equality and diversity: The future is already here

    30 September 2021

    In the latest ILO Voices podcast, Chidi King, head of the ILO Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch warns that unless existing inequalities are addressed, they will be exacerbated by rapid changes in the world of work.

  8. © Seyidina Alioune Diallo 2021

    A rap to raise awareness of the dangers of COVID-19

    29 September 2021

    Find out about a music initiative to raise awareness among young Mauritanians and refugees on the dangers of COVID-19 and its impact on the world of work.

  9. Changes in Jordan’s work permit regulations for Syrian refugees contribute to decent work – ILO, FAFO report

    26 September 2021

    Findings of a new report which analyses changes in work permit regulations in Jordan since 2016 show a clear positive impact with respect to improving decent working conditions for Syrian workers in the country.

  10. Towards Sustainable Food Systems: the Critical Role of Migrants

    23 September 2021

    On the occasion of the Food Systems Summit, the UN Network on Migration has issued a statement calling for migrants to be considered as a critical part of food systems, as contributors to food security in need of decent work