Press releases

July 2014

  1. 20th International AIDS Conference

    ILO to launch new report on reaching at risk populations with HIV services through workplaces, at AIDS 2014

    16 July 2014

  2. © ILO Photo/K. Cassidy 2015

    Multilateral cooperation

    ILO and UNESCO reconfirm commitment to joint work in new agreement

    08 July 2014

    Text covers training youth for employment, women's employment and equal rights, child labour, human rights, social protection floors, poverty eradication and South-South and triangular cooperation.

  3. Better Factories programme

    Transparency keeps driving improvement in working conditions in Cambodian factories

    03 July 2014

    The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme released its 2nd online transparency report showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions.

June 2014

  1. Italy

    Promoting labour rights: A key role for Parliaments

    27 June 2014

    Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, International Labour Standards Department of the ILO in Geneva, travelled to Rome to open the hearing at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament organized by the Labour Commission on Wednesday, June 25 in Rome.

  2. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  3. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Future Directions Set for Modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh

    26 June 2014

    Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  4. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Trade union leaders in the Asia Pacific region to consider strategies to halt weaking of union rights

    24 June 2014

    Around 40 trade union leaders from 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region are attending a seminar organized by the ILO Bureau for Workers‘ Activities (ACTRAV) on strengthening union activities. The seminar is taking place at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 - 26 June.

  5. Public-Private Partnerships

    CAOBISCO and ILO extend cooperation in combating child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

    18 June 2014

    Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.

  6. Youth employment

    Visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the ILO

    16 June 2014

  7. 321st Session of the Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body elects Apolinário Jorge Correia as new chairperson

    13 June 2014

    Angola’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2014-2015.