News and statements on labour migration

  1. Global labour migration increases by five million

    30 June 2021

    A new ILO report estimates that between 2017 and 2019 the number of people migrating for work internationally increased from 164 to 169 million.

  2. ILO to release new estimates on global labour migration

    28 June 2021

  3. Lebanese and Syrian entrepreneurs showcase creativity during business plan competition

    24 June 2021

    The winners of the competition will benefit from seed funding and coaching by the ILO for a period of six months that will help them set up their own businesses.

  4. ILO trains entrepreneurs on its business management training programme in Iraq

    24 June 2021

    The training targets young internally displaced people, refugees and host community members looking to start their businesses, or existing businesses wanting to develop and grow their enterprises. 

  5. World Refugee Day: The power of inclusion

    20 June 2021

    World Refugee Day, 20 June, is the international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public order. This goal continues to grow in importance as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that almost 82.5 million were forcibly displaced at the end of 2020.

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    ILO FAIRWAY supports returning Ethiopian migrant workers

    14 June 2021

  7. Job Portal developed in Uganda

    14 June 2021

  8. Analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on returns of Nigerian migrant workers through media monitoring

    14 June 2021

  9. Netherlands and ILO officials visit interventions supporting decent work for displaced populations and host communities in Iraq

    09 June 2021

    The interventions are part of the PROSPECTS programme, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, which seeks to improve access to employment, education and protection.

  10. ILO's My First Business training programme promotes entrepreneurship among young Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees

    09 June 2021

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO has trained over 650 vulnerable women and men, the majority of whom are youth, on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, promoting livelihoods and decent job creation with a focus on the agriculture and agro-food sectors.