12 May 2009
This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in “sweatshops”, trafficking in human beings and works towards the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.
20 April 2009
Watch 90 years of ILO history presented in a moving scrapbook of photos, film, sound and music showing the Organization's role in promoting social justice and Decent Work within the historical, political and cultural contexts of each decade.
18 December 2008
ILO TV reports from Moldova, Liberia, Brazil and Cambodia where the International Labour Organization is working with government, employers and workers to help make decent work a reality.
17 December 2008
An ILO occupational safety and health training program for farmers and other agricultural workers in Kyrgyzstan has become a starting point for a broader political process of social dialogue between workers, employers and government.
11 July 2008
In December 2001 Argentina was thrown into the worst financial crisis of its history. In response to the massive unemployment that ensued, the International Labour Organization, with funding from Italian Cooperation, is working with the Argentine government to adapt job training to meet the needs of emerging sectors, like Argentina’s tourism industry. (in Spanish)
04 April 2008
The International Labour Organization now conducts more than a 1,000 technical cooperation programs in over 80 countries with the help of some 60 donor institutions worldwide. By providing technical guidance on policy issues, and assistance in the design and implementation of development programs, ILO technical cooperation is helping to implement the Decent Work agenda at a national level, and make this concept a reality for all men and women.
06 March 2008
A new report from the International Labour Organization shows that economic empowerment for women is vital for equal participation of women and men in the labour market and equal access to obtaining decent work. In Sri Lanka, Rupa Manel Silva is leading the way with a bank run by women for women.
27 February 2008
What is the UN system doing to realize the goals of full and productive employment and decent work for all? ILO TV introduces the Toolkit, an innovative process to support agencies, national constituents and other development partners to work more effectively together to promote more and better jobs.
12 December 2007
In partnership with the European Commission and the ILO, Niger’s Ministry of Labour runs a vocational training programme called Nigetech, so far helping 30,000 people work their way out of poverty. Creating decent work opportunities benefits not only workers in Niger but their extended families as well. (Video in French only.)
02 December 2007
Like in other European countries, inactivity rates of Polish workers with disabilities tend to be much higher than that of other workers. While their share of the working age population in Poland is 10 per cent, their share in employment is only 3.8 per cent, says a new ILO report on the situation of disabled people in Poland.