In response to the challenges of migrant labour recruitment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched in 2014 a global “Fair Recruitment Initiative” to:
- help prevent human trafficking and forced labour
- protect the rights of workers, including migrant workers, from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment and placement process (including pre-selection, selection, transportation, placement and safe return)
- reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development outcomes for migrant workers and their families, as well as for countries of origin and destination
This multi-stakeholder initiative is implemented in close collaboration with governments, representative employers’ and workers’ organizations, the private sector and other key partners. It is based on a four-pronged approach, which puts social dialogue at the centre.