Press releases

ACTRAV Info sheets are communiqués on positions taken by the International Labour Office affecting workers and on the positions of the Workers' Group within the organization's various forums.

2018

  1. © Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo 2018

    ILO report calls for urgent action to reach climate goals

    22 October 2018

    Only a proactive engagement of governments and the social partners can lead to a more sustainable development.

  2. Trade unions in Europe and Central Asia join forces to promote SDGs

    15 October 2018

    Organizations from Europe and Central Asia met on 12 October in Moldova to coordinate their approach to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  3. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    24 September 2018

  4. New online portal help Overseas Filipino Workers rate recruiters

    25 July 2018

    Workers organizations and trade unions in the Philippines will launch a new web platform, to help protect migrant workers from abusive employment practices through user reviews of recruitment agencies.

  5. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.

  6. Towards the ILO Centenary: Call for testimonies from Workers' Organizations

    16 May 2018

  7. Decent Work pledge for Occupied Palestinian Territory

    27 April 2018

    First visit by an ILO Director-General to the Palestinian Territory in two decades aims to consolidate cooperation between the Organization and Palestinian partners.

  8. © Leila Aloui / ILO 2018

    Reforming the migrant domestic work sector in the Arab region vital to welfare of both workers and employers – ILO report

    08 March 2018

    An ILO White Paper outlines policy recommendations to reform the migrant domestic work sector and establish a professionalized and high-quality care economy in the region.

  9. ILO, University of Leicester launch research on violence and harassment in the digital economy

    05 February 2018

  10. Convention No. 189 on domestic workers ratified by Brazil

    01 February 2018

    Brazil promotes decent work for an estimated 7 million domestic workers.

2017

  1. Workers at helm of social protection reforms in new ILO initiative

    24 October 2017

    Representatives from national trade union confederations are teaming up with regional and global advocates to defend and promote social protection for the world’s workers.

  2. ILO to convene High-Level Symposium on “The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective”

    13 October 2017

  3. Kazakhstan: ILO calls for implementation of Labour Standards

    29 September 2017

  4. ILO to host a High Level Conference on The Future of Work We Want and the Workers’ perspective in Sub-Saharan Africa

    26 September 2017

  5. ILO to hold Conference on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Arab region” on 20-21 September

    18 September 2017

  6. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Europe and Central Asia” on 12-13 September

    08 September 2017

  7. Catelene Passchier, Workers’ delegate from the Netherlands elected President of the Workers’ Group

    17 June 2017

  8. Marie Clarke Walker, elected vice-president of the Conference

    05 June 2017

  9. President of Uruguay at the ILO Conference: Social dialogue and collective bargaining are essential for progress

    05 June 2017

    Without agreements, there is no progress, President Tabaré Vázquez said at the opening day of the ILO annual meeting in Geneva. In his message to delegates, he warned that "we must not wait for the future, we must build it."

  10. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Americas” on 31st May-1st June

    26 May 2017