You are here: Home Resource Library ILO Migration Programme in Asia and the Pacific - Protecting women and men migrant workers and promoting effective governance of labour migration

ILO Migration Programme in Asia and the Pacific - Protecting women and men migrant workers and promoting effective governance of labour migration

— theme: Labour migration policy, Rights and protection of migrants, Migration and development
— country: Global
— type: Reports

As per the most recent estimates, in 2013 there are 150.3 million migrants in the world who are economically active. Over half – 83.7 million – are men, and 66.6 million, women. Asia-Pacific hosts 17.2 per cent of migrant workers (25.5 million persons) (ILO, 2016). The Arab States have the highest proportion of migrant workers to all workers (35.6 per cent) and hosts 11.7 per cent of migrant workers worldwide, most of them from Asia. Labour migration largely occurs under temporary migration regimes and for less skilled work. Migrants often fill jobs unattractive to nationals and some occupations are highly gendered. Asia is also an important source region for skilled workers (in particular China, India and the Philippines). In 2013, 3 out 10 new immigrants to the OECD came from Asia (OECD, 2015).

Author/Editor
International Labour Organization
Publishing Year
2017
    Document Actions
    comments powered by Disqus