News items

2019

  1. Nomination Form - Future Policy Award 2019

    11 April 2019

    Global contest announced by the World Future Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs.

  2. Nominations now open for the Future Policy Award for exemplary policies that promote and support young people’s empowerment

    11 April 2019

    Global contest announced by the World Future Council, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs.

  3. ILO and Sweden sign Skills Development for Renewable Energy Sector (SKIDRES) Pilot Project

    26 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), will support Kafue Gorge Regional Centre (KGRTC) implement a pilot project for skills development for the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) sub-sectors in Zambia. With strong buy-in from the private sector, both foreign and domestic, the one-year pilot project aims to contribute to Zambia having the necessary skilled people to tap into the rapid development of technology in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  4. ILO continue to engage more women in its project activities in Timor-Leste

    14 March 2019

    The 2019 International Women’s Day celebration in Timor-Leste coincided with the ILO's celebration of its 100th anniversary of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  5. ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    13 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  6. Celebrating the contributions of EIIPs to a more gender-equitable future

    06 March 2019

  7. Delving into the major labour market indicators of Iran

    20 February 2019

    In this seminar, Dr. Ramin Behzad presents the findings of his research which examines the main labour market indicators of Iran, particularly labour force participation, unemployment rate and underemployment for men, women and youth in urban and rural areas.

  8. © Wayne S. Grazio 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.

  9. ERA Agro-Forestry Project Launches its Second Training

    11 February 2019

    The training is part of the European Union funded programme “Enhancing Rural Access Agro-Forestry Project ERA”.

  10. Employment promotion and decent work for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    23 January 2019

    Norwegian delegation visits sites of ILO initiatives that help workers access jobs in the sector of agriculture and forestry as part of the agency’s response to the refugee crisis in Jordan.

2018

  1. Highlights of new study assessing the impact of increasing domestic processing of cocoa in Ghana on employment and job creation presented during high-level meeting

    11 December 2018

    The new study was conducted by the STRENGTHEN project, a joint ILO-European Union global initiative.

  2. Change is coming to the world of work and technology is driving the change

    29 November 2018

    This month’s Employment Department seminar ‘Technology, work and skills” featured Mr. Iarla Flynn from Google, Director of Public Policy in Nordics/Benelux, who delivered a presentation on how technological changes are impacting the world of work and skill, and the role of tech companies as a training provider.

  3. ILO Academy on the transition to the formal economy: Third edition

    23 November 2018

  4. ILO’s message for the Annual Conference of Russian University of Cooperation

    22 November 2018

    ILO has sent a video message to the 2018 Chayanov Meetings on cooperatives in the system of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  5. UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura opens ILO event on Jobs for Peace and Resilience at the Geneva Peace Week

    12 November 2018

  6. ILO attends the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting

    29 October 2018

  7. Employment creation for youth to build sustainable peace in The Gambia: Launch of the employment-intensive construction works

    17 October 2018

    The project creates employment opportunities for the youth in The Gambia through ILO’s employment-intensive construction approach with a focus on equal and decent work opportunities

  8. Livelihoods enhanced through labour-based road project

    21 September 2018

    The Department of National Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DNRBFC) and ILO launched the first Trial Contracts for the Enhancing Rural Access – Agro Forestry Labour-Based Road Rehabilitation Project in the Baucau Municipality of Timor-Leste.

  9. Cook Islands ratifies two ILO Conventions

    21 September 2018

    The Government of Cook Islands has deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification for two ILO Conventions: C144 on the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) and C182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, which have now been formally registered

  10. International labour standards and reporting training for Pacific Island Countries

    23 August 2018

    Tripartite regional workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) and reporting obligations for Pacific Island Countries