The objective of these non-binding ILO general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment is  to  inform  the  current  and  future  work  of  the  ILO  and  of  other  organizations,  national  legislatures,  and  the  social  partners  on  promoting  and  ensuring fair recruitment.

These principles and guidelines are derived from a number of sources. The primary sources are international labour standards and related ILO instruments. Other sources and good practices have also been consulted. All the sources are listed in the appendix to this document. These  principles  and  guidelines  are  intended  to  cover  the  recruitment  of  all  workers,  including  migrant  workers,  whether  directly  by employers or through intermediaries.

They apply to recruitment within or across national borders, as well as to recruitment through temporary work agencies, and cover all sectors of the economy. Implementation of these principles and guidelines at the national level should occur after consultation between the social partners and the government.

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