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Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV)

  • World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2017

    Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    The world faces the twin challenge of repairing the damage caused by the global economic and social crisis and creating quality jobs for the tens of millions of new labour market entrants every year.

  • Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 328th session

    The November session of the ILO Governing Body-which saw the re-election of Guy Ryder as Director-General for a second term-ended on 10 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  • Training

    New Online Course on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains starts on 12 January 2017

    Join this Massive Open Online Course of ILO-ACTRAV and the Global Labour University which equips trade unionists with knowledge and tools for promoting decent work in global supply chains. The course is offered for free in the audit track and offers the opportunity to network with thousands of trade unionists and labour activists from around the world. It will start with a live facebook discussion with Prof. Dr. Mark Anner on 12 January 2017.

Key resources

  1. Newsletter

    ACTRAV INFO: December 2016

    22 December  2016

    ACTRAV INFO, A monthly newsletter produced by the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV),No. 69, December 2016.

  2. Informal Economy

    Organizing Workers in the Informal Economy

    30 August 2016

    The aim of this policy brief is to assist workers' oganizations in undestanding and tackling the injustices and decent work deficits associated with employment in the informal economy.It provides informaiton and proposes strategies that can be used to organize, protect and promote rights and interests of informal economy workers.

  3. Manual

    Trade Unions and Child Labour: A tool for action

    24 March 2016

    The eradication of child labour is a necessary step on the path to decent work for all and for sustainable development. It requires political will at the national and global levels, implementation of all ILO conventions (particularly Conventions 138 and 182), investment in education and universal social protection, as well as decent work for adults. Trade unions have a vital role to play in bringing about these changes.