September 2019

  1. Forced Labour

    Belgium joins efforts to combat forced labour

    10 September 2019

    Belgium has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 38th ILO member State to do so

July 2019

  1. UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Accelerating action to end forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour; experiences from Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries

    22 July 2019

  2. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Labour Income Share and Distribution

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    04 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.

  3. News

    Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal sector

    01 July 2019

    The Director of ILO-Brussels presented the newly adopted ILO Standards on the elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work at an event hosted by the International Bar Association in Brussels.

June 2019

  1. International labour standards

    ILO congratulates Viet Nam, EU on signing free trade deal

    30 June 2019

    The agreement promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

  2. © Romanian Presidency Council EU 2019


    A new start for collective bargaining in Europe

    25 June 2019

  3. 108th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019

    The International Labour Conference adopts landmark instruments on violence and harassment and a Declaration on the future of work. The Conference concluded its two-week session, which marked the Centenary of the ILO.

  4. 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.

  5. Day 10: 108th International Labour Conference

    ILO heads, past and present, spotlight social justice

    20 June 2019

    Three ILO Directors-General – past and present – discussed the social justice mission of the International Labour Organization. The discussion was held on the penultimate day of the Centenary International Labour Conference.

  6. 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.