All ILO Newsroom content

April 2017

  1. © Jesse A. Lora / NAVFAC 2017

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017

    "Accurate data will help to save lives"

    28 April 2017

    "Countries that have good data will be better placed to fulfil their commitment to implement and report on the global plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," says ILO Director-General on World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28th April.

  2. Safety and health at work

    Refusing to throw in the towel on factory safety in Bangladesh

    28 April 2017

    Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.

  3. © Taehohn Lee 2017

    Blog

    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  4. © Red Habitat 2017

    Our impact, their voices

    Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

    24 April 2017

    A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.

  5. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    "Weak outlook for jobs puts development prospects at risk"

    21 April 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.

  6. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    “Weak outlook for jobs at heart of uncertain global economic prospects”

    21 April 2017

    Despite a mild pick-up compared to last year, global economic growth in 2017 and 2018 is insufficient to start reducing global unemployment, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  8. Future of work

    Opening session highlights: A global dialogue on the future of work we want

    18 April 2017

    Highlights from award-winning economic historian Robert Skidelsky giving a keynote address about the future of work with remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  9. Video interview

    Greening the ILO

    18 April 2017

    The ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2016-2017 established a number of goals for the Office with the aim of greening our workspaces, activities and actions.

  10. Video

    Syria's refugees need our help, and so do the communities hosting them - ILO's Guy Ryder

    13 April 2017

    Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.