News

March 2019

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

    14 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.

February 2019

  1. Informal and Formal Employment in a Liberalizing Economy

    21 February 2019

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

December 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.

November 2018

  1. The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

  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. Welcome Remarks by ILO Employment Policy Director Sangheon Lee during the presentation of the working paper on Rethinking Labour: Ethical Perspective on the Future of Work

    07 November 2018

September 2018

  1. 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

  2. Remarks by ILO Employment Policy Director Sangheon Lee during the presentation of the World Economic Forum report “Towards a reskilling revolution: A future of jobs for all”

    08 September 2018