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.


  1. © AFP 2015

    ILO Director-General welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

    09 October 2015

  2. ILO’s Tripartite Partners commit to improving labour standards and promotion of decent work in Punjab Province

    22 September 2015

    The Government of Punjab restated its commitment to fast track the existing labour inspection reform process. Workers and Employers highlighted ILO’s role in expanding the coverage of labour legislation to the informal sector including domestic workers, home based workers and agriculture workers.

  3. Punjab Integrated Project staff equipped to combat child and bonded Labour

    21 September 2015

    A total of 42 District Managers and Social Mobilizers of the “Integrated Project for Promotion of Decent Work for Vulnerable Workers in Punjab Province”’ participated in a 3-Day capacity building workshop, jointly organized by the Labour and Human Resource Department, Government of Punjab and the ILO from 15-17 September, 2015 at Lahore.

  4. Development of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program Commences

    04 September 2015

    The dialogue for the development of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program III (DWCP, 2016-2020) set off with a tripartite meeting convened by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistan and Human Resource Development (OP-HRD). The meeting saw the agreement on four broad priorities encompassing employment creation, social protection, ILS compliance and stronger worker and employer organizations.

  5. Collective bargaining and social dialogue highlighted in workshop as vital tools to ensure good industrial relations in MENA region

    03 September 2015

    The ILO brings together employer and union representatives from the MENA region to explore successful collective bargaining and bipartite social dialogue structures and practices in selected sectors.

  6. Labour Law Reforms, Termination of Employment, Productivity and Investment, Flexibility, Social Dialogue and the Economy

    21 August 2015

  7. Nigerian Labour Congress and ILO to jointly promote Decent Work

    11 August 2015

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Nigerian Labour Congress agreed to work together towards the promotion of Decent Work for all Nigerian Workers .

  8. © Bob Wolfenson 2015

    Brazilian actor Wagner Moura joins campaign to end modern slavery

    04 August 2015

    The award-winning actor has been appointed an ILO Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on forced labour, an issue he has long campaigned against.

  9. Five things you should know about maternity protection in Africa

    03 August 2015

    Around 830 million women do not have adequate maternity protection. Almost 80 per cent of these workers are in Africa and Asia. Mali, Morocco, Benin and Burkina Faso are the only African countries that have ratified ILO Convention No. 183.

  10. Africa must focus on youth employment, says President Obama

    28 July 2015

    In a historic address to the African Union, President Barack Obama urged leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world.

  11. Labour administration at the heart of decent work, says ILO

    24 July 2015

    With limited job creation and growing inequalities, labour administration should become a national priority, urged Aeneas Chuma, Head of the ILO in Africa at the Ministerial Conference of UEMOA countries.

  12. ILO launches a 5 million € EU-Funded project on migration in Ethiopia

    23 July 2015

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MOLSA) are launching a new EU-funded project to support the reintegration of Ethiopian Returnees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  13. Youth Employment in Eastern and Southern Africa

    22 July 2015

    A Knowledge Sharing Forum to showcase innovative work, challenges and opportunities for youth employment policies in Comoros, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  14. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2015

    ILO to support post-Ebola recovery effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    06 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization will take part to the Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on 10 July to galvanize support and ensure a healthier and safer future of the world of work in the three hard-hit West-African countries.

  15. ILO Governing Body elects Misako Kaji as new chairperson

    13 June 2015

    Misako Kaji, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2015-2016.

  16. Minimum wages needed to overcome poverty, Unions say

    19 May 2015

    30 unionists from 15 countries in Asia and the Pacific participated in a regional seminar on Wages and Productivity, organized by the ILO’ Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV) under the ACTRAV-All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) South-South cooperation.

  17. ILO and Comoros agree to implement new DWCP

    04 May 2015

    The ILO, the Government and the social partners of Comoros signed in Moroni a new MoU to implement the 2015-2019 Decent Work Country Programme focused on employment and social protection.

  18. Cultivate trade union unity for decent work, says ILO

    01 May 2015

    Trade union unity constitutes a new approach for labour movements to modernize and achieve decent work, stated ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Aeneas Chuma at the Golden Jubilee of COTU in Nairobi, Kenya.

  19. Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready-made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.

  20. ILO calls for greater social dialogue in Bangladesh RMG sector

    21 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for greater social dialogue among representatives of government, employers and workers within the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, highlighting the gains this would bring.