Events coverage

May 2018

  1. International Labour Conference opens with call to address workplace violence and harassment

    28 May 2018

    The annual International Labour Conference got under way in Geneva today. Opening the conference, Samir Murad, Minister of Labour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called for strong action to end violence and harassment at the workplace. Over 5000 delegates from Governments, workers and employers from the 187 ILO Member States are due to negotiate the adoption of a possible Convention or Recommendation on violence and harassment at work.

November 2017

  1. ILO-AICESIS-OKE International Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work - Day 2

    23 November 2017

    The Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work is organized in the framework of the ILO Director-General’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative and the cooperation agreement between AICESIS and ILO. The objective of the Conference is to discuss the important transformations taking place in the world of work and to identify actions Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (ESC-SIs) can take to help shape the future of work in a manner that best serves the interest of employers, workers and society at large. The Conference will foster and promote the sharing of good practices regarding policy responses designed to mitigate challenges related to the changing world of work.

  2. ILO-AICESIS-OKE International Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work - Day 1

    23 November 2017

    The Conference on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work is organized in the framework of the ILO Director-General’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative and the cooperation agreement between AICESIS and ILO. The objective of the Conference is to discuss the important transformations taking place in the world of work and to identify actions Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (ESC-SIs) can take to help shape the future of work in a manner that best serves the interest of employers, workers and society at large. The Conference will foster and promote the sharing of good practices regarding policy responses designed to mitigate challenges related to the changing world of work.

October 2017

  1. Ambition and determination will shape the future of work

    05 October 2017

    It will take determination and ambition to shape the future of work, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in closing remarks to the ILO's 10th European Regional meeting. The ILO has been an historic architect of change for nearly a century and must continue in that role, ensuring that change bends towards social justice.

  2. ILO Chief warns against economic growth without social progress

    03 October 2017

    Economic growth must go hand in hand with social progress if Europe and Central Asia are to meet the challenges surrounding the future of work in the region​, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. Addressing the 10th European Regional meeting in Istanbul, Mr. Ryder stressed that unanimous acceptance and full respect of fundamental principles and rights at work is the indispensable base from which all else will flow.

June 2017

  1. ILO Director-General participates in future of work debate in Italy

    22 June 2017

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke at a debate on the future of work hosted in Rome by Italy's Ministry of Labour: "Il Lavoro che cambia. Digitalizzazione, automazione e futuro del lavoro". It is one of 110 national debates taking place around the world, which will channel into a Global Commission on the future of work to be established by the ILO in 2017.

  2. Justin Trudeau: We all benefit when women participate fully in our economy

    15 June 2017

    Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, addresses delegates of the ILO's 106th International Labour Conference as they gather for a high-level World of Work Summit on women in work.

  3. President Bidya Devi Bhandari addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2017

    President Bidya Devi Bhandari of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal addresses the ILO’s World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, during it's 106th International Labour Conference.

  4. President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2017

    President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of the Republic of Mauritius addresses the ILO’s World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, during it's 106th International Labour Conference.

  5. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca addresses the 106th International Labour Conference

    15 June 2017

    “The global economy will continue to suffer greatly, if women continue to be excluded,” said the President of Malta, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to the delegates of some 187 countries at the at the ILO’s World of Work Summit.