Press releases

September 2014

  1. Employment policy in the Middle East and North Africa

    Arab Labour Conference attendees meet to discuss policy solutions as youth unemployment soars

    15 September 2014

    Talks aimed at adopting policies which foster entrepreneurship and skills development in North Africa and the Middle East

  2. Corporate social responsibility

    ILO and H&M sign unique agreement on sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry

    15 September 2014

    New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry.

  3. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting - Melbourne

    ILO Director-General welcomes G20's ambitious commitments to promote decent jobs

    11 September 2014

    Guy Ryder has welcomed commitments made by the G20 Ministers to tackle the global jobs crisis with a package of measures to support the creation of decent jobs that can lift working families out of poverty and drive sustainable development.

  4. Joint report by the ILO, the OECD and the World Bank Group

    G20 faces persistent gaps in employment and job quality

    09 September 2014

    The ILO, along with other international organizations - including OECD, IMF and the World Bank, have produced a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the labour ministerial discussions. These reports help identify policy gaps where actions will have the most impact.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO Director-General to attend G20 labour ministers meeting

    08 September 2014

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting will be hosted by Australia's Minister for Employment. It will be attended by Labour and Employment Ministers from G20 participant countries, the European Union and leading international organisations, including the ILO, the OECD, the IMF and the World Bank.

  6. Press release

    Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers: Side Event of the 21 session of The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

    04 September 2014

    The side event “Decent Work for Migrant Domestic Workers” of the 21 session of The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families co-hosted by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was held on 4th of September at the Palais Wilson in Geneva. This event was organized in the framework of the EU funded project “Global Action programme on Migrant Domestic Workers” and was designed as a forum to raise awareness on the human rights challenges faced by migrant domestic workers, including the discrimination they often face, to ensure the design and effective implementation of protective legislation and redress mechanisms, and to improve their organizational capacities.

August 2014

  1. © Robert Harding / AFP 2015

    Press release

    ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa

    25 August 2014

  2. World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    A world without fatal work accidents is possible

    25 August 2014

  3. Media advisory

    World Congress to showcase integrated strategies for safety and health

    15 August 2014

  4. © Flickr / MercyWatch 2015

    Least developed countries (LDC)

    LDCs should focus on jobs and decent work for inclusive growth and economic transformation, says ILO

    07 August 2014

    Conference participants discuss the importance of developing globalised value chains, building infrastructure, boosting access to energy as well as women’s empowerment.