International Women's Day 2015
As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created soleRebels, one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work.
World Day of Social Justice 2015
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder vows ILO leadership in fight against forced labour on World Day of Social Justice.
The ILO, the African Union, the IOM and the UNECA promote the new Joint Labour Migration Program for Africa, a first inter-agency operational response for effective governance of labour migration and mobility in the continent.
World Radio Day
As we mark the fourth annual World Radio Day, an ILO-supported program for young Kenyan musicians gets radio play.
Domestic Workers Convention (N°189)
World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015
The employment situation has not improved much in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite better economic growth performance. And in the Arab region the employment outlook has deteriorated, says ILO in its new report.
Labour migration and remittances
Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.
Universal Health Coverage Day - 12 December
Global health protection crisis leaves almost 40 per cent of the world’s population without any coverage.
New ILO study reveals large health coverage gaps, including in West African countries, where 80 per cent have no coverage.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
"The global tide against forced labour is rising and we have seen significant progress in ending this scourge. But the job isn’t done yet, because modern slavery still is, unfortunately, big business and millions are suffering," said ILO Director-General on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
03 March 2015
Senior Officials of the International Labour Organization (ILO) attended an Ebola high-level international conference in Brussels to better plan and coordinate action for the recovery process in the most affected countries of West Africa.
02 March 2015
The International Labour Organization, in collaboration with the International Training Centre (ITC) in Turin, Italy started a new mixed and interactive training programme for National Trafficking In Persons (TIP) focal points of ECOWAS Members States.
26 February 2015
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the ILO will publish a briefing note providing an assessment of progress made on achieving gender equality in the world of work since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995.
An overview of ILO’s project portfolio with tools and strategies to unlock the potential for employment creation in the private sector through sustainable enterprises development.
A strong geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa with key priorities around reducing hunger; inclusive and sustainable growth; and better governance.
HIV and AIDS
A new ILO/UNAIDS advocacy brief calling for effective and sustainable responses to HIV and AIDS in Africa.