05 July 2023
Ivorian football star, Didier Drogba, has warned young, aspiring African footballers about the dangers of exploitation and human trafficking – part of a campaign run by the ILO, the International Federation of Professional Footballers’ Associations (FIFPRO) and the Didier Drogba Foundation. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks facing young footballers hoping to realize their dreams of playing in the big leagues abroad.
11 April 2023
Wasana Sittirin, ILO consultant for the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in Thailand, explains how the project is providing support to the country in their shift towards a greener economy.
21 December 2022
As 2022 comes to a close, the ILO looks back on its efforts to promote a human-centred recovery and advance social justice during a year of many firsts.
23 November 2022
Noudthong Alounthong, ILO National Project Coordinator in Lao PDR, explains how the SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health for coffee and tea workers.
16 November 2022
The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.
03 November 2022
This comprehensive evaluation of the ILO’s response in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic does not only show how the organization performed during the crisis but also provides the only full and objective account of this chapter in ILO’s history. The independent, high-level, evaluation documents what worked well and where challenges were faced both at the institutional and substantive response level. As such it provides analysis that will be critical to ensuring that the ILO is well positioned to meet challenges posed by future crises.
07 October 2022
Decent work is productive work that delivers a fair income, rights, social protection and supports sustainable economic growth. It is a source of dignity and the foundation of peace, social justice, greater equality and is at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. Find out more about how ILO promotes decent work.
25 September 2022
Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.
12 September 2022
Almost 50 million people were living in modern slavery in 2021, either forced to work against their will or in a marriage that they were forced into, according to Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
19 August 2022
World Humanitarian Day was created to shine a light on those who work in all parts of the world – including remote and dangerous areas – to deliver help and improve the lives and prospects of local populations. Their dedication plays an essential role in reducing poverty and inequality and building better futures for communities worldwide. Among these humanitarian workers are hundreds of ILO experts, committed to improving working conditions and establishing the decent work needed to underpin a more sustainable future for us all.