The study Recognition of Qualifications and Competences of Migrants investigates the existing national practices for assessing, validating and recognizing formal, non-formal and informal learning of migrants based on selected experiences within and outside the European Union (EU). The study reviews... Read more
In order to inform migration policymaking, both at European and national levels, the IOM Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts (LINET) has carried out nine studies in the EU Member States and beyond.
The publication Improving Access to Labour Market Information for Migrants and Employers investigates information strategies and channels most commonly used for employment matching through migration. It identifies the main information-related obstacles facing respectively, employers willing to hire... Read more
The IOM LINET study Migration, Employment and Labour Market Integration Policies in the European Union (2011) analyses recent trends in labour migration and the labour market position of migrants, reflects on the possible impact of these trends on employment and the national labour markets, and... Read more
IOM’s eleventh issue of the Global Eye on Human Trafficking takes a closer look at human trafficking and labour exploitation of migrants in two particularly affected industries – small-scale gold mining and fishing. This issue explores the practices and conditions that foster such abuses in these... Read more
International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of... Read more
International migration has occurred throughout history and regions of the world. Human mobility to, from and within Asia, however, has certain distinctive features, and Asia represents arguably the most dynamic region, with significant intra- and extra-regional migration and some countries being... Read more
Migrant health issues have risen on the agenda of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years. The challenge now is how to translate the momentum generated at the highest levels of government into visible change on the ground.
Many Asian migrant workers, especially those working under... Read more
The baseline research “Migration and Employment: Working Life in Central Antalya” has been one of the local level outputs of the United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya”. The research was conducted in... Read more
Media coverage of armed civil conflict rarely highlights the fact that temporary migrant workers often are among the innocent civilians who suffer, as occurred during the Libyan civil war. That conflict, which began in February 2011, resulted in the displacement and evacuation of migrants on a size... Read more
The Middle East represents one of the most sought-after and competitive labour markets in the world, with an estimated 10 million contract workers in the Gulf states alone – 70 per cent of whom are Asian.
Over the past several years he IOM office in Kenya has experienced a period of significant growth. This growth has reflected IOM Kenya’s diversification of activities beyond its traditional focus on refugee resettlement programmes and into IOM’s other areas of competency including migrant... Read more