ILO / MIGRANT WORKERS REPORT

05-Dec-2018 00:02:22
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 percent since 2013, when they numbered 150 million. ILO
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STORY: ILO / MIGRANT WORKERS REPORT
TRT: 02:22
SOURCE: ILO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 05 DECEMBER 2018, PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Various shots, press conference
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Manuela Tomei, Director, Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO:
“The findings that cover all migrant workers in destination countries in 2017 show there are about 164 million migrant workers. This represents an increase of 9 percent in the number of migrant workers relative to the first estimate of 2013.”
3. Close up, report cover
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Manuela Tomei, Director, Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO:
“Another important finding of the report is that the proportion of migrant workers in rich countries has declined from 75 percent to 68 percent, while we have seen an increase in the percentage of migrant workers that have moved towards the upper bracket of the middle-income countries. This is definitely a recent phenomenon which illustrate how dynamic and how rapidly changing migration and labour migration in particular is.”
5. Close up, report cover
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Manuela Tomei, Director, Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO:
“These estimates on labour migration are based on the guidelines that were adopted by the conference of international labour statisticians that met in October of this year. We hope that through this more solid and better-quality data, we would be able to provide a better basis for informed policy making on issues relating to labour migration, which is also quite relevant in the light of the implementation of the Global Compact on migration which will be adopted next week in Marrakech.”
7. Wide shot, press conference
STORYLINE
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 percent since 2013, when they numbered 150 million.

SOUNDBITE (English) Manuela Tomei, Director, Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO:
“The findings that cover all migrant workers in destination countries in 2017 show there are about 164 million migrant workers. This represents an increase of 9 percent in the number of migrant workers relative to the first estimate of 2013.”

According to the 2nd edition of the ILO’s Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, which covers the period between 2013 and 2017, the majority of migrant workers – 96 million – are men, while 68 million are women. This represents an increase in the share of men among migrant workers, from 56 percent to 58 percent, and a decrease by two percentage points in women’s share, from 44 percent to 42 percent.

SOUNDBITE (English) Manuela Tomei, Director, Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO:
“Another important finding of the report is that the proportion of migrant workers in rich countries has declined from 75 percent to 68 percent, while we have seen an increase in the percentage of migrant workers that have moved towards the upper bracket of the middle-income countries. This is definitely a recent phenomenon which illustrate how dynamic and how rapidly changing migration and labour migration in particular is.”

The authors also highlight the importance of gathering more comprehensive and harmonized statistical data on migration at national, regional and global levels. The ILO is planning to produce global estimates on international migrant workers regularly, to better inform decision-making and contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

SOUNDBITE (English) Manuela Tomei, Director, Conditions of Work and Equality Department, ILO:
“These estimates on labour migration are based on the guidelines that were adopted by the conference of international labour statisticians that met in October of this year. We hope that through this more solid and better-quality data, we would be able to provide a better basis for informed policy making on issues relating to labour migration, which is also quite relevant in the light of the implementation of the Global Compact on migration which will be adopted next week in Marrakech.”

The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration takes place in Marrakech, Morocco on the 10th and 11th of December 2018.
The Conference is convened under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly and is held pursuant to resolution 71/1 of 19 September 2016, entitled "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," which decided to launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration.
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