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2019

  1. © Image works 2019

    G20 Japan 2019

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusion and equality

    29 June 2019,

    G20 leaders, meeting in Osaka, issued a communique stressing the importance of ensuring that ageing societies are active, and supporting gender equality and women's economic empowerment.

  2. Q&A

    ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019,

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  3. Press release

    Indonesia launches its first National OSH Profile to promote safe and secure working environments and foster prevention culture

    27 June 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesia continues to demonstrate progress and leadership on occupational safety and health (OSH) and to promote a national culture of prevention on OSH.

  4. Press release

    New safety and health issues emerge as the world of work changes

    27 June 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, together with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Department of Labour, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and trade unions will hold an event on Occupational Safety and Health at work on the 27th of June in Colombo.

  5. ILO 100 on skills development

    Bridging Indonesia's skills gap through partnership between industry - vocational education and training

    26 June 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Skills mismatch is one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).

  6. Press release

    ILO launches Occupational Safety and Health trainings for Small and Medium Enterprises in Pakistan

    25 June 2019, Peshawar, Pakistan

    ILO using Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) methodology, arranged customized trainings on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) for workers and managers of textile and marble enterprises in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  7. 108th International Labour Conference

    New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019,

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

  8. Informal Economy

    Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019, ILO Geneva

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  9. International Labour Conference

    Viet Nam pledges to fulfil ILO membership obligations

    20 June 2019,

    Viet Nam fully supports ILO Centenary Declaration which the Conference is expected to adopt.

  10. Day 10: 108th International Labour Conference

    Marshall Islands, Belgium, highlight climate threats, technological change

    20 June 2019,

    More than thirty world leaders have addressed the two-week International Labour Conference, which this year marks the Centenary of the ILO. They expressed support for the ILO’s social justice mandate and called for global action for a just future of work.