October 2019

  1. Economic and Social Affairs Platform

    Scaling up social dialogue in the Western Balkans

    25 October 2019

    The Economic and Social Councils of the Western Balkans, the EU Commission, the Regional Cooperation Council and the ILO met at a high-level meeting to assess the progress made and the challenges ahead in efficient tripartite social dialogue in the region. The meeting, held on 24-25 September, 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia, was the closing event for phase one of the Economic and Social Affairs Platform project, funded by the European Union. The project is about to launch its second cycle to move forward social dialogue and to combat undeclared work. We interviewed two participants from different walks of life to understand their perception of the status of social dialogue and to talk to them about their contributions and future challenges.

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    Council of the EU welcomes the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    24 October 2019

    The Council calls on the EU Member States to pursue a human-centred approach to the future of work.

  3. News

    European equality bodies discuss how to combat sexual harassment at work

    24 October 2019

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    Ensuring a just transition requires innovative social policies

    24 October 2019

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    ILO discusses Universal Social Protection at the World Social Security Forum

    17 October 2019

    The ILO actively participated in the World Social Security Forum in Brussels and gave a keynote speech on 100 years of social protection and the 2030 Agenda.

  6. News

    Education, training and lifelong learning should form an integral part of comprehensive policies taking a whole of government approach, ILO says

    16 October 2019

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    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

  8. News

    Getting from policies to employment - Lessons learned from the EU and ILO STRENGTHEN Project

    09 October 2019

    Several ILO specialists presented their research on the EU-funded ILO STRENGTHEN Project at a conference in Brussels.

September 2019

  1. News

    Trade for Her: Empowering women through international trade

    30 September 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder underlined the need for a human-centred approach to trade policy at the ‘Trade for Her’ conference, organized by the European Commissioner for Trade.

  2. News

    Employment and Social Developments in Europe

    27 September 2019