30 April 2019
Since the founding of the ILO in 1919, developing International Labour Standards has been at the core of its work. As we celebrate Labour Day on May 1, we present a history of the early days of the Organization, as it embarked on its quest for social justice against a background of conflict and social unrest.
03 December 2018
Fifteen per cent of the world’s population are persons with disabilities. Of these, 80 per cent are of working age. With many facing barriers to equal opportunities, the ILO works to improve their access to decent work. To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, artist and photographer, Christian Tasso, has created an exhibition – to be shown at the ILO – that shows how our communities and the world of work are enriched when they are inclusive and celebrate diversity. See a selection of his photos here.
27 April 2018
To celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April and the World Day against Child Labour in June, the ILO is hosting the ‘Generation Safe and Healthy’ photo exhibition at its headquarters in Geneva – part of a campaign to keep young workers safe in the workplace and to end child labour.
12 April 2018
An ILO project in the area of Tuléar supports community efforts to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children, one of the worst forms of child labour.
29 March 2018
The Better Work programme helps improve working conditions in garment factories, while making the sector more competitive.
02 November 2017
The ILO is hosting a new exhibition which cuts across the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing the world of work as it is. A world of challenges, progress and hope.
01 July 2017
This year, the theme of International Day of Cooperatives focuses on inclusion: “Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind”.
26 April 2017
A new ILO report, "Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work", explores why indigenous peoples are particularly vulnerable to climate change and what can be done to support them in their role as agents of change.
29 November 2016
The ILO is implementing a new project in Jordan aimed at helping Syrian construction workers obtain permits, occupational certificates and social security enrolment. The UK-funded project is part of wider efforts to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in specific sectors in Jordan. Some of the workers explain what it means to them to be formally employed in the country.
27 October 2016
The ILO is hosting a new exhibition highlighting the challenges and opportunities that migrant workers and refugees face and the positive impact that the ILO’s decent work approach can have on their lives.