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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. News item

    European Youth against child labour

    15 May 2014

  2. © Guido Bergmann / BPA 2014

    Multilateral cooperation

    Joint press release by German Federal Chancellor, ILO, OECD, WTO, IMF and World Bank

    13 May 2014

    Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the occasion of their meeting on 13 May 2014 in Berlin.

  3. © MTEESS 2014

    Press release

    ILO Director-General: “The Luxembourg social model is a guarantee for social peace”

    07 May 2014

    During an official visit to Luxembourg, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, the Luxembourg Prime Minister, Minister of Labour and social partners emphasized the common priorities of the ILO and Luxembourg.

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Working conditions in Europe and globally

    28 April 2014

    Remarks by Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General, to the European Commission conference on "Working Conditions"

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