Projects on labour migration


  1. Sustainable Partnerships for Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009

    The proposed project aims to promote a sustainable, participative and equitable approach to the governance of labour migration in the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It will promote national and regional dialogue on more effective forms of migration governance, integrating initiatives of governments, trade unions, employers' associations, civil society, the ILO and other organisations in the region.

  2. ILO/UNIFEM/EC Asian Programme on Managing cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia

    1 January 2006 - 31 December 2009

    The project aims to promote active dialogue and cooperation for enhanced gender and rights-based management of labour migration among countries in the Asian region, and thereby minimize exploitative and abusive treatment of migrant workers.

  3. Improving institutional capacity to govern labour migration in North and West Africa

    1 October 2008 - 31 December 2009

    In many countries of North and West Africa, labour force growth has outstripped employment growth and has put pressure on the national labour markets' absorptive capacities. Migration movements have been increasing in complexity and are reorienting policy directions.

  4. Towards Sustainable Partnerships for the Effective Governance of Labour Migration in the Russian Federation, the Caucasus and Central Asia

    1 January 2007 - 31 December 2009

  5. Community development through employment creation and improved migration management in Tajikistan

    1 June 2007 - 30 June 2009

    The proposed project aims to improve the overall security situation in Tajikistan with particular emphasis on socio-economic and personal security needs of people on the move and of women who were left behind without income.

  6. Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration

    1 January 2006 - 30 April 2009

    This programme, which is supported by the European Union, aims to promote dialogue and cooperation related to improved management of labour migration, with a particular emphasis on gender and rights. Its goal is to combat the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Asian region.

  7. Capacity building for migration management in China

    1 October 2007 - 1 March 2009

    The ‘Capacity Building for Migration Management in China’ Project is co-implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in close partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China. This project is principally financed by the European Commission, with co-funding from the Italian Ministry of Interior and the United Kingdom Border Agency. The project seeks to promote cooperation between China and the EU in field of migration through the exchange of expertise, information and personnel. The components of the project include raising awareness of the risks associated with irregular migration.


  1. Combating Forced Labour and Trafficking of Indonesian Migrant Workers

    1 September 2006 - 31 August 2008

    This project aims to protect migrant domestic workers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Hong Kong

  2. Employment, vocational training opportunities and migration policy measures to prevent and reduce trafficking in women

    1 October 2003 - 30 June 2008

    The capacity building component of the project related to the strengthening of migration policy management and the development of a system of regulation of the activities of private job placement agencies is complemented with small community-based pilot schemes providing to women victims of trafficking or potential victims with training or employment opportunities.

  3. Capacity building for return, reintegration and temporary migration of afghan workers and their protection

    1 May 2006 - 30 June 2008

    The ILO has been working with the UNHCR since 2004 in its efforts to seek a durable and comprehensive solution to the problem of Afghan displacement. This technical cooperation project was a follow up to the research phase on the Afghan displaced population in Iran and Pakistan and returnees in Afghanistan.