04 August 2022
After the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th 2020, the International Labour Organization mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme to clear the rubble, and in the process created decent jobs and hope for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. The Organization continues to work with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city. Find out more: www.ilo.org/lebanon
29 July 2022
To coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and their last performance at Tomorrowland festival for 2022, superstar DJ duo NERVO raise their voices for action on child vulnerability, labour and trafficking.
01 July 2022
On International Day of Cooperatives Guy Ryder highlights how cooperatives prioritise people and decent work and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.
27 June 2022
The ILO Recommendation No. 189 is the only International Labour Standard providing guidelines on general conditions to increase job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ILO published a new Guide to support employment policies compliant with the Recommendation No.189. This Guide outlines strategies, tools and good practices from different regions of the world to help member states to coordinate actions and effectively generate productive and decent jobs in SMEs.
27 June 2022
In his message for the 5th Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasizes the importance of MSMEs, and calls attention to the need to collectively support them to drive inclusive economic recovery, environmental sustainability and decent job creation.
25 June 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”.
17 June 2022
The South African government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop the social and solidarity economy in the country, with technical support from the International Labour Organization. The social and solidarity economy comprises of entities that pursue social, economic, and environmental objectives in the collective interest of their members and users. Chief Technical Adviser, Kerryn Krige explains.
10 June 2022
In his statement for World Day Against Child Labour 2022, International Labour Organization Director-General, Guy Ryder, warns the choices made by governments now will make or break the lives of millions of children. He says social protection is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour, providing families with income security in difficult times.
09 June 2022
In Honduras the ILO is working in the coffee supply chain to eliminate child labour and forced labour. The project is funded by the United States Department of Labor. National project officer, Alejandra Escobar explains.
The key points for discussion on decent work and the social and solidarity economy at the International Labour Conference
30 May 2022
A general discussion will take place on decent work and the social and solidarity economy during the 110th International Labour Conference. Discover the key points for discussion in this video.