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  1. ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries
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    B-1030 BRUSSELS
    Tel. : + 32 (0)2 736 59 42
    Fax : + 32 (0)2 735 48 25
    E-mail : brussels(at)

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Street interviews with Brussels youth
The ILO-Brussels interviewed Brussels youth in the streets and asked them questions about their jobs and studies, job expectations and the employment situation in Europe.
Green economy
ILO Director-General calls on EU environment and labour ministers to align policies for sustainable development.
World Day Against Child Labour
The EU Commissioner and the Benelux ministers held up the “Red Card against Child labour” at the yearly conference of the International Labour Organization.
© ILO 2014
World of Work Report
The ILO’s flagship report on the world of work shows that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries.
  1. World of Work portal
An ILO report says a surprising side effect of the crisis in some countries was a lift to families, including better benefits for maternity and parental leave.
© SIP 2014
The ILO Director-General, on official visit to Luxembourg, emphasized the common priorities of the ILO and Luxembourg.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
ILO and EU pledge closer collaboration in promoting safety and health in workplaces.
EU Conference
Guy Ryder praised the European Youth Guarantee as a concrete action to connect young people with labour markets and society.
Youth employment
The Dutch project “2GetThere” won a good practice contest organized by the ILO, and will be promoted on MTV
© BuZa/Dominique Decuyper 2014
ILO-Belgium meeting
The ILO, the Belgian government and Belgian social partners reiterated their commitment to promoting decent work.
“The European Social Model has been subjected to stress and unprecedented challenges", Guy Ryder stated at an ILO-EU conference on the European Social Model.
© Rob Stevens 2014
The ILO Deputy Director-General addressed the University of Leuven in a public lecture on the “Key challenges for global protection of labour rights”
EU crisis
The ILO and the EU, together with EU Ministers of Labour, workers' and employers' representatives, will gather to discuss the social model in Europe.
  1. Conference  website
"More decisive actions needed in Qatar"
In a European Parliament hearing on sports and human rights, ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo stressed that more decisive actions are needed by Qatar
  1. Press release
ILO DDG Gilbert Houngbo will address a European Parliament hearing on "Sports and human rights" focusing on Qatar
  1. Live watch 13/02 - 9.00


  1. Publication

    Global Wage Report 2014/15

    25 November 2014

    The Global Wage Report 2014/15 analyses the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends and relative purchasing power globally and by region.

  2. Youth employment

    Street interviews with Brussels youth on jobs and their expectations of a job

    29 July 2014

    The ILO-Brussels office hit the city centre of Brussels for some street interviews with young people about their actual jobs or studies, their expectations of a job, what they want to become, the skills they think they'll need and their views on the employment situation in Europe.

  3. © Jenny Vaughan / AFP 2014

    Green economy

    Ryder: World of work critical to greening the economy

    17 July 2014

    ILO Director-General calls on EU environment and labour ministers to align policies for sustainable development.

  4. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014

    News item

    Progress booked after one year of ILO-EU-Bangladesh Compact on safety in garment factories

    09 July 2014

    A year ago, the ILO, the EU, Bangladesh and the United States signed a Compact to improve labour rights in the garment industry of Bangladesh.

Meetings and events

  1. Cooperatives and Sustainable Development: Challenges for the Post-2015

    25 September 2014, Philanthropy House, Rue Royale 94, 1000, Brussels

  2. ETUI-ETUC Conference "Europe at a Crossroads"

    24 - 26 September 2014, Hotel Thon Europe, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

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