News items

2019

  1. © 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.

  2. 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

  11. NEPAD Agency joins ILO’s Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    22 August 2018

    Developing skills and youth entrepreneurship for job creation in Africa.

  12. Participants learn about promoting youth employment for peace and resilience at elective course on Youth Employment in Fragile Settings

    20 July 2018

  13. Green Jobs training in Iran

    18 July 2018

    Between 26 and 28 June 2018, the ILO Green Jobs Programme delivered a Green Jobs Training to more than 70 participants from government agencies, social partners and civil societies in Teheran, Iran.

  14. Speech by Director-General Guy Ryder. International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships

    11 July 2018

  15. Advancing decent work in the rural economy through cooperatives in post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka

    20 June 2018

  16. High-level panel discusses Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

    15 June 2018

  17. Employment Policy Department at the 2018 International Labour Conference (Slideshow)

    07 June 2018

    Representatives of the ILO's Employment Policy Department met with delegates at the 107th ILC on 6 June to share knowledge and information on a range of publications, tools and guides on policies and programmes that promote quality job creation through economic diversification and investment strategies, skills development and labour market policies.

  18. Employment Policy Department at the 2018 International Labour Conference (Slideshow)

    07 June 2018

    Representatives of the ILO's Employment Policy Department met with delegates at the 107th ILC on 6 June to share knowledge and information on a range of publications, tools and guides on policies and programmes that promote quality job creation through economic diversification and investment strategies, skills development and labour market policies.