1. The fight for women’s rights in the workplace – an ILO history

    25 February 2014

    Take a look back at the ILO's contribution towards gender equality in the workplace.

  2. Rebuilding resources after Haiyan

    08 February 2014


  1. 2013: The world of work in pictures

    20 December 2013

    From disaster recovery, to rising unemployment and the protection of workers across the globe, ILO News looks back at the most memorable events and images from the World of Work in 2013.

  2. Slideshow: Putting livelihoods at the forefront of the recovery

    22 November 2013

    Five million workers were affected when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. ILO teams are on the ground creating emergency employment and helping stricken communities build back better.

  3. Myanmar turns a corner

    17 June 2013

    The World of Work magazine of the ILO travelled to the “Golden Land” for a first-hand account of the progress so far – and the challenges that remain – as Myanmar turns a corner on the road towards democratization.


  1. Slideshow: Greening the ILO

    07 August 2012

    In June 2012, during the Rio+20 Conference, the ILO launched an exhibition at its headquarters entitled "Greening the ILO." This presentation continues this theme by showcasing some of the ILO's major efforts in greening its activities and buildings - through photos and words.


  1. The International Labour Conference: A commemoration of a century of landmark achievements in the area of labour and decent work

    21 December 2011

    The ILO has played a role at key historical junctures- the Great Depression, decolonization, the creation of Solidarnosc in Poland, the victory over apartheid in South Africa and today in the building of an ethical and productive framework for a fair globalization. International labour standards and the broad policies of the International Labour Organization are set by the International Labour Conference (ILC). 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Conference (ILC). Here are some of the most historic achievements of the ILC.

  2. Slide show: "Together for a better world for all: including persons with disabilities in development"

    30 November 2011

    People with disabilities represent some 1 billion or 15 per cent of the global population. They are the largest minority in the world. This year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses attention on the need to include persons with disabilities and their communities in development efforts. In working towards this aim, everyone has a role to play.

  3. 10th anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of China

    30 November 2011

    In 2001 China's Ministry of Labour and Social Security signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launching a programme of cooperation based on the ILO's Decent Work agenda to support national reform in China and social progress worldwide. Ten years after its adoption, the 6th Joint Committee review took place in Beijing from 28 November to 1 December 2011.

  4. Slideshow: Kenyan Dairy COOPs Grow Their Businesses Thanks to ILO Support

    31 October 2011

    Starting in 2007, the International Labour Organization began providing grants to co-operatives in eight African nations through its COOPAfrica Challenge Fund facility. Kenya has been one of the largest recipients, benefitting from USD 1.3 million for a total of 28 projects from 2008 to 2010.