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.

Visit the ILO Fair Recruitment Website
Download the Fair Recruitment Brochure


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