News and Press releases


  1. Disaster preparedness

    Protecting Jobs, Enterprises and Livelihoods in the Pacific

    17 September 2017, Nadi, Fiji

    The ILO Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) is currently developing a ‘toolkit’ to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in disaster preparedness, and an employers’ resource pack for employers’ organisation to support their members enterprise in preparing and responding to disaster.

  2. Media advisory

    Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

    15 September 2017,

  3. News

    Helping transgender make the most of their money

    15 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Access to finance is a fundamental condition for poverty reduction, job creation, income generation and social protection. However, some disadvantaged groups still experience limited access to employment and finance, including transgender people. They still face the highest level of discrimination, including in relation to employment opportunities.

  4. “1+6” Roundtable Meeting

    Promoting an open, invigorated and inclusive world economy

    12 September 2017,

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issue joint statement calling for mutually-beneficial economic globalization at the “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  5. News

    Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.

  6. Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

    China trade, investment and projects create 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    07 September 2017,

    The first research carried out on the impact of economic relations with China on the volume and quality of employment in the region highlights the lack of knowledge on the subject, and sheds light on a relationship that has intensified and is taking on “growing complexity”.

  7. XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Global action needed to tackle rising work-related injuries and diseases, ILO says

    07 September 2017,

    Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.

  8. Press release

    Examining two-year implementation of social security for workers in the digitalization era

    06 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Social security system for workers has been implemented for two years in Indonesia. This system covers four schemes managed by the Employment-related Social Security Provider (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) since 1 July 2015: the Work Accident Benefit, Death Benefit, Old-Age Saving Benefit and Pension.

  9. United for Youth Employment in Cambodia

    UN agencies join forces to promote youth employment in Cambodia

    05 September 2017, Phnom Penh

    The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.

  10. World Congress on Safety and Health in Singapore

    ILO head calls for global coalition on safety and health at work

    04 September 2017,

    2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses - 2.4 million of these deaths can be attributed to work-related diseases alone.