All ILO Newsroom content

September 2016

  1. Article

    Points for discussion relating to Violence against Women and Men in the World of Work

    26 September 2016

    Meeting of Experts on Violence against Women and Men in the World of Work (3-6 October 2016).

  2. Better Work programme's assessment

    Improved working conditions in the apparel industry make workers’ lives better and businesses stronger

    26 September 2016

    An independent review of the Better Work programme shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for those businesses involved.

  3. About the Organization

    ILO at work

    22 September 2016

    This video introduces the work of the International Labour Organization. The ILO is the only tripartite United Nations agency. It brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 Member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes to promote decent work for all women and men.

  4. Peace agreement in Colombia

    Director-General of the ILO attends signing of peace agreement in Colombia

    21 September 2016

    Guy Ryder confirmed his presence in Cartagena on September 26 to sign the document which seeks to end more than five decades of armed conflict.

  5. 71st UN General Assembly

    Towards increased action for a rights-based, people-centred agenda

    19 September 2016

    During the high-level segment of the General Assembly’s 71st session, world leaders will debate international responses to many of the global challenges of today, including economic growth and sustainable development, extreme poverty and hunger, the refugee crisis and climate change.

  6. 71th UN General Assembly

    Statement of ILO's Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

    19 September 2016

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    Future of work

    "ILO needs to act as a catalyst to advance social and solidarity economy"

    14 September 2016

    The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.

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    Occupational safety

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh

    12 September 2016

    "The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  9. United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    South-South co-operation has a key role to play in promoting decent work for sustainable development

    12 September 2016

    Traditional aid flows will not be enough to address development challenges. New partnerships with and among developing nations are both the right thing to do and one of the best ways to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

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    ILO launches new fair migration project for the Middle East

    07 September 2016

    The project will promote fair migration and address forced labour and trafficking, focusing on the domestic and construction work sectors.