News and events

The ILO Centenary


  1. Press release

    Marking a centenary of service to the world: ILO celebrates with communities in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

    20 March 2019

    In Sri Lanka, the ILO marks its 71st year of partnership. In light of its long-term engagement with the people of Sri Lanka, including in the Northern Province, the ILO celebrated its centenary across the North between 18th and 19th March 2019.

  2. ILO 100

    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ILO in Indonesia with Nusa and Tara

    15 March 2019

    To celebrate the ILO 100 in the country, ILO Jakarta has introduced its icons named Nusa and Tara as the symbol and representation of youth and Indonesia.

  3. © Kristina Zaturovska 2019

    Decent Work Country Programmes

    ILO signs new cooperation agreements with three countries from the Western Balkans

    14 March 2019

    ILO signed three new Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) with Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia on 6-8 March, 2019. The agreements define ILO’s technical assistance for the next four years addressing key labour market and social protection challenges in the three countries. The programmes also support the countries’ EU accession negotiations on employment and social policies.


  1. Future of Work in Sri Lanka: Shaping technology transitions for a brighter future

    13 March 2019

    What impact will emerging technologies associated with 4IR have on the future world of work in Sri Lanka? Who will be the winners and losers and what can governments, industry, and citizens do to prepare for the changes that lie ahead? In particular, we focus on three issues: Automation and Job Displacement; Employment Conditions; and Inequities in the Labour Market.

  2. A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all

    07 March 2019

    This report is the culmination of the extensive and often ground-breaking work undertaken in the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative. It is closely aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.