Press releases

January 2014

  1. © EyePress News 2014

    Press release

    New labour inspectors on board to ensure compliance

    22 January 2014

    To achieve sustainable reform in labour inspection system in Bangladesh, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the program “Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry” (PSES), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), joined hands to develop capacity of the newly recruited labour inspectors of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE).

  2. Partnership

    ILO, Union for the Mediterranean sign agreement to promote businesses, jobs and skills

    21 January 2014

    The cooperation agreement will strengthen the partners’ capacities to foster productive employment and decent work in the Mediterranean region.

  3. © Ben Stansall / AFP 2014

    Global Employment Trends 2014

    Weak economic recovery does not extend to jobs

    21 January 2014

    Global labour markets still stalled despite slow economic recovery, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014 report, which calls for an urgent switch to more employment-friendly policies.

  4. Press release

    ILO to publish annual report on global employment trends

    14 January 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its annual report "Global Employment Trends 2014" on Tuesday 21 January.

  5. Philippines

    More support for the ILO Haiyan response programme

    07 January 2014

    Building on years of experience, the ILO is helping survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan restore their livelihoods by supporting the government in providing emergency employment, skills training and enterprise development.

December 2013

  1. Income inequality

    Collective bargaining essential to overcome global income inequalities

    17 December 2013

    An international workers’ meeting ended in Geneva on 13 December with a call for strengthening workers’ rights to reduce growing inequalities.

  2. Press release

    98 to 8000 formal apprentices in three years: Bangladesh's success in learning and earning

    14 December 2013

    A total of 8000 apprentices across Bangladesh recently completed skills apprenticeships under the TVET Reform Project, supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and funded by the European Union (EU). Just three years ago, the number was only 98 apprentices registered under the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET). The Centre of Excellence for Leather has also received funding from the Swiss Development Corporation and USAID’s PRICE programme.

  3. Philippines

    ILO Assistant Director-General commends typhoon emergency employment work

    13 December 2013

    By the end of the year, 20,000 workers and their families will have benefited from the Emergency Employment Programmes run by the Department of Labor and Employment, with the support of the International Labour Organization. The ILO’s most senior official in Asia Pacific visited Tacloban and Basey, two typhoon-hit areas to look at progress and needs on-the-ground.

  4. © Scagliola-Ana / Onl World 2014

    Green Jobs

    More and better jobs for inclusive and green growth in Zambia

    12 December 2013

    New ILO-led programme aims to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017.

  5. Income Inequality

    Trade unions to discuss income inequality at ILO meeting

    10 December 2013

    Trade union leaders, ILO experts and scholars from around the globe will analyse the impact that high levels of income inequality are having on workers worldwide.