News and statements on labour migration

  1. © Sergei Chuzavkov / AFP 2022

    ILO scales up its assistance to Ukraine

    22 September 2022

    The additional funds will cover new services by Ukrainian Employers organizations, crisis support offered by trade unions and an e-Learning platform for Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET).

  2. Workshops organised in Lomé to develop occupational minimum standards and promote skills partnerships on migration between Togo, Nigeria and Ghana

    21 September 2022

    Under the "SKILL-UP Program funded by Norway, constituents from Ghana, Nigeria and Togo are leading a pilot process for the harmonization of occupational standards as part of the effort to promote a skills partnership on migration in the region.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Modern slavery is unseen because its convenient

    20 September 2022

    Sophie Otiende, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and Grace Forrest, Founding Director of Walk Free, join the ILO's Future of Work podcast to explore the many reasons for the continued existence of modern slavery and the role we can all play in finally putting an end to it.

  4. ILO launches the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    20 September 2022

    Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

  5. The ILO launches a new phase of the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment

    13 September 2022

    With the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the third and final phase of the FAIR programme runs from August 2022 to July 2025.

  6. ILO, IGAD urge journalists to enhance reporting on labour migration in the IGAD region

    13 September 2022

  7. © Trafficking in Persons Office 2022

    50 million people worldwide in modern slavery

    12 September 2022

    Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration.

  8. New UN survey on migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in South-East Asia

    01 September 2022

    UN study reveals migrant workers with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in South-East Asia benefit from labour migration, yet experience discrimination.

  9. Pastoralists in Ethiopia find a cure for hard-to-reach veterinary services

    29 August 2022

    In remote and infrastructure deficient parts of Ethiopia, “Community Animal Health Workers” capacitated by ILO and its implementing partner are providing doorstep veterinarian services lowering hardships of the pastoralist community.

  10. Making microfinance work in Sudan

    29 August 2022

    With the aim to improve micro-finance ecosystem and financial inclusion of refugees and their host communities in Sudan, the ILO brought together key stakeholders from the banking and finance sector at a national workshop.