Empowering and protecting workers

Explore and exchange on how workers organizations can enhance their action to build migrant workers power, monitor recruitment practices, tackle abuses and advocate for improved policies and regulations.



Workers, especially migrant workers, can be at risk of a range of violations of human and labour rights during the recruitment process. The FRI supports and partners with trade unions to advance fair recruitment, protect workers’ rights, promote empowerment and organization.  Under this thematic focus members will learn about trade unions strategies and promising practices on organizing migrant workers, as well as on monitoring recruitment practices and tackle recruitment related abuses. In partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation, tools such as the ITUC recruitment Advisor, research materials and tools will be shared and promoted.


Members will have opportunities to engage with workers organizations globally, share experiences, challenges and opportunities in organizing migrant workers and effectively address recruitment related challenges and abuses.  The objective under this thematic are to enhance awareness and capacities of workers organizations to support and organize migrant workers, provide them with effective services in case of recruitment related abuses, better monitor recruitment practices and effectively engage with government and employers organizations for regulatory and policy reform.

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


The ILO has hosted a virtual Roundtable Discussion on access to justice for recruitment-related abus…

L'OIT a organisé un webinaire sur les sciences comportementales et les expériences immersives p…

The ILO hosted a webinar on behavioural insights and immersive experiences to promote fair recruitme…

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How digital technology can protect migrant workers from forced labour and exploitation

Guía práctica sobre contratación equitativa para el funcionariado público del sector trabajo en Colombia

Fair recruitment and access to justice for migrant workers

Programa de Trabajo Temporal del Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social Guatemala



September 2022 Completed

Reducing vulnerability to forced labour and human trafficking of migrant women workers


2:00pm-4:00pm CET


May 2022 Completed

Tracking recruitment costs: scaling up efforts to measure SDG 10.7.1 to monitor SDG and GCM progress


8:30am-9:30am AST -


October 2021 Completed

Fair Recruitment in Review - Philippines to Taiwan: Falling Through the Cracks?


10:00am-11:00am CET


November 2021 Completed

People’s Migration Challenge – Asia Regional Consultations


11:15am-11:35am VST -

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