All ILO Newsroom content

February 2019

  1. Social Justice

    World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

  2. World Day of Social Justice, 20 February

    The ILO since 1919: Fighting for social justice

    18 February 2019

    Since 1919 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been on the frontline, bringing together governments, workers and employers in the struggle to make social justice and decent work a global reality.

  3. ILO100

    Rules to work by

    18 February 2019

    They keep you safe at work and make sure you have time off. They are critical in battling modern-day slavery and child labour. The rules that govern the world of work play a huge role in our everyday lives. For 100 years, the ILO has been setting the international standards that underpin national labour laws. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out more.

  4. Blog

    Why we need a reinvigorated social contract

    15 February 2019

    People are asking fundamental questions about the legitimacy and relevance of institutions and systems. The cause, I believe, is a lack of social justice. There is a sense that the rules of the game have become skewed against ordinary people and the formula of education and dedication no longer brings just rewards.

  5. ILO Flagship report

    The trends in world employment 2019

    13 February 2019

    What are the key findings of the ILO's "World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2019" report? Stefan Kühn and Erika Xiomara Chaparro Perez, Economists from the ILO’s Research department explain.

  6. ILO100

    Not on your own

    13 February 2019

    What happens when you are sick, disabled, young or old? Or, you may be unemployed or just not able to earn enough for you and your dependants to live on. Social protection provides workers and their families with a secure base, helping them plan for a better future. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  7. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  8. Seventh World Government Summit

    Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

    In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.

  10. ILO100

    Not just any work

    06 February 2019

    Decent work – not just any work – is fundamental for peace, social justice, social inclusion, economic development and personal fulfilment. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out about the challenges to decent work and what the ILO is doing in response.