News and Press releases

June 2009

  1. ILO adopts “Global Jobs Pact” aimed at creating jobs, protecting workers and stimulating economic recovery

    19 June 2009

    Faced with the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and the continuing collapse of enterprises, the International Labour Organization adopted a Global Jobs Pact designed to guide national and international policies aimed at stimulating economic recovery, generating jobs and providing protection to working people and their families.

May 2009

  1. ILO meets with high-level experts to discuss the crisis and the future of the automotive industry

    22 May 2009

    Against the backdrop of the global economic and social crisis, senior experts on the automotive sector from Europe, Asia and the Americas met here on 20-21 May with top officials of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss the state of the automotive industry and its future directions.

  2. New ILO report says “Cost of Coercion” to workers in forced labour surpasses USD 20 billion per year

    12 May 2009

    In a new study on the patterns of forced labour worldwide, the International Labour Office (ILO) says the “opportunity cost” of coercion to the workers affected reaches over USD 20 billion per year.

April 2009

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work public march urged for a strong safety culture at work

    28 April 2009

    Celebrating the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, a public march was held in Addis Ababa, on April 28, 2004, calling for a strong safety culture at work.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work Public march in Addis Ababa urged for a strong safety culture at work

    28 April 2009

    More than 250 representatives from government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, staff members from the Public Health Department of Addis Ababa University and the International Labour Organization (ILO) called for a strong safety culture at work on 26th April at a public rally in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  3. National High Level Tripartite Symposium on “Mitigating the present Economic and Job Crisis through Decent Work and Social Dialogue”

    23 April 2009

    What began as a crisis in finance markets has rapidly become a global jobs crisis. Unemployment is rising. The number of working poor is increasing. Businesses are going under. Concern is growing over the balance, fairness and sustainability of the sort of globalization we have had in the run up to the financial crash.

  4. National Tripartite Symposium tackles job crisis through Decent Work and Social Dialogue

    23 April 2009

    The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Girma Wolde Giorgis opened the first national tripartite symposium on “Mitigating the present economic and job crisis through decent work and social dialogue” held under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Addis Ababa.

  5. Ethiopia Marks the 90th Anniversary of th International Labour Organization (ILO)

    21 April 2009

    Press conference on the celebrations of the 90th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  6. ILO launches third call for proposals to promote cooperatives in Africa

    13 April 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced the launch of a third call for proposals to promote cooperatives through the Cooperative Facility for Africa programme

  7. ILO Director-General calls London G20 Summit "an important step forward on a difficult road"

    03 April 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Juan Somavia welcomed the outcome of the London G20 Summit, saying that “The leaders of the G20 have made significant progress in consolidating a coordinated international response to the deepening global crisis".