The 2017 International Labour Conference’s Resolution and Conclusions on Fair and Effective Labour Migration Governance and its follow-up Plan of Action

The Committee for Labour Migration proposed the following priorities in relation to ILO’s response to International Labour Migration:
  • International labour standards. Promote the ratification and effective application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations, as appropriate
  • Skills. Provide support for: (i) the development of skills (ii) better assessment of skills needs and (iii) the alignment of training to meet labour market demands
  • Fair recruitment. Support and promote constituents’ efforts to operationalize the ILO General principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment. Pursue efforts in developing and testing a methodology to measure recruitment costs under target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and further work on the definition of recruitment fees and related costs.
  • Data. Collect and disseminate comparable data on labour migration, disaggregated by sex and age, among others, and on its effect on labour markets in countries of origin, transit and destination, and on migrant workers.
  • Social protection. Build constituents’ capacities to develop and implement bilateral and multilateral social security agreements and extend social protection systems to migrant workers.
  • Freedom of association. Work with the ILO constituents to identify obstacles to freedom of association for migrant workers and assess the most effective measures and strategies to address them.
  • Temporary labour migration. Conduct a comparative analysis of temporary and circular labour migration schemes
  • Irregular labour migration. Encourage sharing of good practices on reducing irregular labour migration, including on pathways out of irregularity. Promote respect for human rights and fundamental principles and rights at work of migrant workers, irrespective of their migrant status.