March 2019

  1. News

    Decent jobs are crucial to build long-term social and economic solutions for the Future of Syria and the Region

    14 March 2019

    The creation of decent jobs and skills development are key to build resilience in Syria’s neighbouring countries, said ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Moussa Oumarou, at the third Brussels conference on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’.

  2. © Community Eye Health 2019

    International Women’s Day

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

February 2019

  1. Responsible supply chains in Thailand

    EU, ILO and OECD join hands to forge partnerships for sustainable business and responsible supply chains

    28 February 2019

    Addressing an event to introduce a new project promoting Responsible Supply Chains, the Minister of Labour of Thailand and the Ambassador of the European Union underlined the importance of responsible business practices in supply chains in Thailand and beyond.

  2. News

    “Work for a brighter future” - The report’s implications for the EU

    26 February 2019

    Key stakeholders discussed the report of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work and its implications for the EU.

  3. New project

    Interview with Mr. Nicola Bertolini, Head of Cooperation in the EU Delegation to the Republic of North Macedonia

    20 February 2019

    The EU signed its 2nd grant agreement with the ILO in North Macedonia. The intervention will improve social dialogue as a means to create more and better jobs in the country. The project duration is 30 months with a budget of 1.18 Mio EUR.

  4. News

    Addressing environmental sustainability and social deficits must go hand-in-hand

    19 February 2019

    At a debate in the European Parliament, the ILO stressed that environmental sustainability, job creation and income generation can go hand-in-hand.

  5. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  6. © Femke Berkhout 2019


    The Netherlands celebrates 100 years ILO

    07 February 2019

    At a conference in the Netherlands on the occasion of “100 years ILO”, the ILO Director-General praised the special role the country has played as a founding member and constant supporter of the ILO mandate.

January 2019

  1. News

    EU-Asia connectivity - Enhancing labour standards through trade

    23 January 2019

    At a public hearing on EU-Asia connectivity in the European Parliament, the ILO stressed the importance of promoting labour standards compliance through trade and recalled the long-term benefits of labour provisions in trade agreements.

  2. Media advisory

    Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

    14 January 2019