Publications on labour migration

February 2024

  1. Meeting document

    Joint Statement of the Fourth Joint Dialogue on labour migration between the ASEAN Confederation of Employers and the ASEAN Trade Union Council

    14 February 2024

    The Fourth Joint Dialogue of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) and the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) was held on 14 February 2024 in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The dialogue was hosted by ATUC with support from the ILO’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, in coordination with the ILO’s Bureau of Workers Activities (ACTRAV) and Bureau of Employers Activities (ACTEMP).

  2. Publication

    Work Wise Youth: A guide to youth rights at work

    14 February 2024

  3. Labour migration

    Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs) in Africa

    01 February 2024

    This note outlines the ILO support to partners to deliver direct assistance to migrant workers and local communities through Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs) across Africa. As of February 2024, the ILO supports the establishment and operational capacity of 25 MRCs in 7 countries in Africa.

January 2024

  1. Social protection

    ILO Strategy on extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families

    30 January 2024

    All members of society have the right to social security, including migrant workers, refugees, and their families. However, they face numerous legal and practical obstacles in accessing social protection. Based on the principles of equality of treatment and non-discrimination, well-designed and inclusive social protection systems and international cooperation, are powerful tools to reduce poverty, inequality, social exclusion and achieving sustainable development.

  2. Meeting document

    Learning memos: Inclusive private sector development in forced displacement contexts

    23 January 2024

    The learning memos capture key discussions and takeaways from the technical knowledge-sharing event on engaging and developing the private sector in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus organized by ILO PROSPECTS.

  3. Research brief

    Decent Work for displaced people: Lessons from the experiences of Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee workers in Colombia and Brazil

    15 January 2024

    Currently, all workers in Colombia and Brazil are facing enormous challenges to organize themselves at the workplace. For refugee and migrant workers without higher education or professional credentials, the obstacles are even greater. In response to this situation, Venezuelan migrant workers and their allies are beginning to organize in labour unions and civil associations to promote decent work in both informal and low-wage formal sectors.

  4. ILO brief

    ILO Guidance Note on Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs)

    04 January 2024

    Migrant Worker Resource Centres (MRCs) provide critical information and services for migrant workers throughout the migration cycle. This Guidance Note presents the key principles of the ILO approach, and provides insights for the establishment and operation of MRCs, capacity building of MRC staff, design and implementation of service provision, effective communications and outreach, and monitoring and evaluation and sustainability

December 2023

  1. Publication

    Country briefs of the regulatory frameworks governing migrant workers in the Arab States

    14 December 2023

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  2. Publication

    The introduction of a maternity cash benefit in Kenya

    12 December 2023

  3. Forced labour

    The Alignment of Indonesian laws, policies, and their enforcement with the ILO international labour standards on forced labour: A situation and gap analysis

    05 December 2023

    This gap analysis documents the extent to which the requirements of PO29 are represented in the Government of Indonesia’s existing laws, norms and practices, with special reference to Indonesia’s catch fisheries sector and local fishers, who are one of the groups identified to be at risk of forced labour in Indonesia.