News items

2017

  1. UN agencies launch youth entrepreneurship and self-employment campaign to boost transition towards decent work

    27 June 2017

    On the occasion of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises International Day, UN agencies launch a campaign on solutions to address the unique obstacles to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  2. The road to clean energy: Policy coherence and convergence of actions key to a just transition

    23 June 2017

    The Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition Workshop gathered over 80 representatives from governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners to discuss the future of work for a clean energy and just transition with a panel of experts. The workshop is part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017.

  3. ILO STED programme targets sectors for growth through increasing skills in developing economies

    22 June 2017

    The Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme is improving skills to help spread the benefits of trade and economic growth.

  4. ILO adopts new Recommendation on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

    16 June 2017

  5. Guy Ryder announces “Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth” Campaign

    13 June 2017

    A unique global partnership will bring the benefits of the digital economy to young people.

  6. ILO - UNFCCC side event: "Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement"

    09 June 2017

    On 10 May 2017, the ILO Green Jobs co-hosted a side event titled “Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement” during the Bonn Climate Change Conference

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    G20 conference highlights importance of decent jobs for youth in the rural economy

    03 May 2017

    Participants of the G20 conference “ONE WORLD - No Hunger. Future of the Rural World” call for action on youth employment in rural areas and discuss synergies with the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

  8. Protecting the rights of young workers at work

    24 April 2017

    Young people, particularly first time job seekers, are still often neglected by existing employment strategies, policies and programmes.

  9. Better outcomes when National Employer Organizations (EO) support young entrepreneurs

    17 April 2017

    Young people are full of enthusiasm and eagerness to be successful. They are creative, innovative, and are tech savvy. They are employers and job creators and next generation of private sector leaders in an increasingly competitive and high tech world

  10. Summit recognizes better outcomes when investing in youth entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    The first Pacific Summit & Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship was held from 5-7 April 2017 in Fiji and brought together young entrepreneurs, senior government officials and private sector representatives from 8 pacific countries.

  11. Survey on youth aspirations in the context of the Future of Work

    23 March 2017

  12. ILO revises the Recommendation concerning Employment Organisation in the Transition from War to Peace

    20 March 2017

  13. Strengthening the maritime sector in the Pacific

    09 February 2017

    ILO training on the implementation of and reporting on the Martime Labour Convention 2006

  14. Youth on the vanguard of efforts for a better world for all

    01 February 2017

    Youth delegates at this year's Youth Forum highlighted the importance of decent jobs at a time where changes to globalization are characterised by lower wages and rising inequalities.

2016

  1. OSH and Labour inspectors learn new skills

    30 November 2016

    The objective of the training was to provide basic concepts, principles and skills to participants to manage and implement OSH and labour standards requirements under ILO Conventions and National Legislation

  2. Employment and wages will be impacted in the last income tax haven in the Pacific

    31 October 2016

  3. New era for Kiribati Trade Union Congress (KTUC)

    31 October 2016

    The KTUC organised its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29th October 2016 in Betio, Tarawa attended by representatives of 5 affiliate unions. Prior to the AGM, a workshop was organised where workers representatives who had attended ILO meetings made presentations.

  4. Kiribati prepares for implementation of new labour laws

    31 October 2016

    “The new act repeals and replaces the Employment Ordinance (1977), Industrial Relations Act (1988) and the Trade Union Act, aligns to ILO conventions and modernises employment practices to respond to changing labour market in Kiribati”, said Ms Taare Uriam, Permanent Secretary for Labour & Human Resource Development.

  5. Employment services starts with 18 skilled workers securing jobs in Australia

    31 October 2016

    The recently established National Career Counselling & Employment Center (NCCEC) within the TVET section of the Kiribati Ministry of Labour & Human Resource Development has already facilitated the departure of 18 skilled workers for the hospitality sector in Australia, with 2 more groups departing in November 2016.

  6. Young Entrepreneurs Council Vanuatu supported by Pacific Youth Council

    06 September 2016

    ILO supports young entrepreneurs to be part of national private sector organizations in Vanuatu