Events and training on labour migration

December 2023

  1. World of Work Show

    How to meet the challenges of youth employment?

    15 December - 15 November 2023

    There are approximately 73 million unemployed youth globally. Even in the best of times, young people face a tough situation in the labour market. In this episode of the World of Work Show, we discuss how to meet the challenges of youth employment with Sara Elder, Head of Employment Analyses & Economic Policies Unit of the ILO. Also, Sukti Dasgupta, director of the Department on Conditions of Work and Equality (WORKQUALITY) talks about the recent ILO/Fundación ONCE report about how people with disabilities can seize job opportunities in the ecological transition. And Katie McQue, one of the winners of the 2022 ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration, explains how balanced and ethical reporting can contribute to address stereotypes and misconceptions about migrant workers.

  2. Event

    ILO at the 2023 Global Refugee Forum

    13 - 15 December 2023

  3. Global Refugee Forum 2023 side event

    Youth Leadership in Action: The future we cannot afford to ignore

    12 December 2023

    In the context of the Global Refugee Forum, the ILO is supporting the linked event on Youth Leadership in Action. The event is organized to support the Global Multi-Stakeholder Pledge to Support Work With, For & By Young People in Displacement and brings together multiple stakeholders for a dynamic dialogue on the crucial role of young refugees in global humanitarian and development processes.

November 2023

  1. Labour migration

    ILO Roundtable: Migrant workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining

    29 November 2023

    The ILO will host a virtual roundtable to discuss and present the findings of its latest report on the freedom of association and collective bargaining (FACB) rights of migrant workers. The roundtable will gather a panel of stakeholders representing the voices of the world of work and key experts, that will identify key challenges and ideas to ensure that migrant workers effectively enjoy their FACB rights .

October 2023

  1. Event

    Consultation on draft “Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on external employment” with Egyptian Ministry of Labour officials.

    30 October 2023

  2. Event

    Workshop with GCC governments promotes a rights-based approach to employment contract termination for migrant workers in the Gulf

    17 - 18 October 2023

    The ILO, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the GCC Executive Bureau co-hosted a workshop with representatives of the six GCC governments (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait) to discuss legislation, policies, reforms, good practices and remaining challenges in addressing issues around ‘unexplained absences’ from the workplace.

  3. Event

    Inclusive private sector development in forced displacement contexts

    17 - 19 October 2023

    A technical knowledge-sharing event on engaging and developing the private sector in the humanitarian-development-peace nexus

  4. Building Bridges Week

    Pathways to financial inclusion for refugees and migrants: Empowering communities for a better future

    5 October 2023

    On 5 October 2023, the ILO participated in a panel discussion during the 2023 Building Bridges week, focussing on access to finance for refugees and migrants.

September 2023


    2023 Technical Meeting of Focal Points on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    25 - 26 September 2023

    Collection of International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) data in ASEAN is done annually together with the help of a network of focal points in national institutions in all ten ASEAN Member States. This network of focal points was established in 2013 and has since met nearly annually. The “2023 Technical Meeting of Focal Points on ILMS in ASEAN” will be the ninth such convening. The meeting will take place convened on 25 and 26 September 2023 as an online meeting, with Thailand-based participants joining in-person in Bangkok.

July 2023

  1. Event

    One-day Sensitization Meeting on “How to shift towards skills anticipation for labour mobility” in Cairo, Egypt

    12 July 2023

    The Government of Egypt in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a one-day Sensitization Meeting on “How to shift towards skills anticipation for labour mobility” on Wednesday, 12 July 2023 in Cairo.