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A Fair Deal to the World's Migrant Workers

Recent initiatives of the ILO

Across the world, millions of people are on the move – doing jobs ranging from manual labour such as harvesting to high-skilled computer programming. Combined, their numbers with their dependents would equal the fifth most populous country on the planet. And their numbers are likely to increase. In an interview Ibrahim Awad, Director of the ILO’s International Migration Programme, explains ILO's recent initiatives to give a fair deal to the world's migrant workers.


The ILO will hold its 95th International Labour Conferencer from 31 May to 16 June in Geneva. Its Governing Body recently authorized the Director-General to publish its Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration, which is part of a Plan of Action for migrant workers agreed by ILO constituents at the International Labour Conference in 2004. Furthermore, an OSCE-IOM-ILO Handbook (see reference), which aims for better management of labour migration flows in countries of origin and destination, was launched in May 2006 at the 14th OSCE Economic Forum in Prague ...

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