News and statements on labour migration

  1. Prize-giving ceremony of the 2021 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration at the ILO office in Madrid

    24 February 2022

    The ILO office in Spain organized a prize-giving ceremony to congratulate Judit Alonso Gonzalbez, Javier Sulé and Marta Saiz.

  2. ILO builds capacities of financial service providers to expand the scope and market of their services to forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq

    18 February 2022

    With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the initiative seeks to contribute to devising durable solutions for forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq through improving their financial inclusion and opportunities for more and better employment opportunities.

  3. Including migrants in post-COVID-19 recovery

    15 February 2022

    Getting back on track after COVID-19 and enhancing the contribution of human mobility to sustainable development will require better integration of migrants with the communities that host them.

  4. Supporting employment and vocational training for Syrian refugees and host communities

    10 February 2022

    A joint project by the ILO and the government of Germany (through the KfW Development Bank) provides skills through vocational training for Syrian refugees and Jordanians in host communities.

  5. The ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) builds momentum with its new advisory committee

    08 February 2022

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Qatar, Switzerland and Tunisia, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Swiss Development Cooperation agency met for the first time in January 2022 as members of the Advisory Committee of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative. Committee Members will share knowledge and expertise, identify common challenges and opportunities and provide strategic guidance to the ILO in implementing the Fair Recruitment Initiative strategy for 2021-25.

  6. © Chalinee Thirasupa 2022

    We stand up for our labour rights

    08 February 2022

    Sai Sai is a migrant construction worker in Chiang Mai, a city in Northern Thailand. Under Thai legislation, migrant workers were not allowed to do skilled construction work. Sai Sai along with other migrant workers and local organizations worked together to get the law amended.

  7. UPSHIFT to elevate youth in Uganda with skills and social entrepreneurship

    08 February 2022

    The joint ILO and UNICEF programme will impart life skills and improve employability of youth recovering from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Social dialogue and occupational safety and health vital to decent work in the construction sector - ILO

    05 February 2022

    At Dubai’s World Expo 2020, ILO officials joined in welcoming an agreement between a Belgium-based multinational construction company and trade unions to promote decent work in the sector.

  9. Launch of ILO 's report on the “Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study”

    31 January 2022

    On 25 January 2022, the ILO launched an exploratory study considering the impact of COVID-19 on the nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries, particularly India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The study aimed to better understand how internal and international migrant workers who moved in the context of climate change have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

  10. © Wael Liddawi 2022

    I am a champion for migrant workers

    26 January 2022

    Maya Aktar left her home in Bangladesh to work as a receptionist at a garment factory in Jordan. She is now a union organizer and advocates for the rights of other migrant garment workers.