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December 2016

  1. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  2. © B. Patel / ILO 2016

    Formalizing Domestic Work

    New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

    05 December 2016

    A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

  3. Video

    Promoting Decent Work opportunities for disabled people in Fiji

    03 December 2016

    This video describes some of the work the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is doing in collaboration with the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) to assist disabled persons in Fiji. This initiative is part of the Pacific Enable Project

  4. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Enabling policies for persons with disabilities are crucial to achieving SDGs

    03 December 2016

    People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. However, their right to productive employment and decent work is frequently denied.

  5. Our impact, their stories

    Enabling people with disabilities to start their own business

    02 December 2016

    An ILO-funded Start Your Own Business training and mentorship programme brings financial independence to people with disabilities in Vanuatu.

  6. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    Wagner Moura urges to join the global movement to help put an end to modern slavery

    02 December 2016

    On the occasion of International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, ILO Goodwill Ambassador, Wagner Moura, explains why we should all commit to help end modern slavery by joining the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. This video has been realised by the ILO and Viacom International Media Networks, The Americas.

  7. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    Everyone needs to be aware of slavery and know how to fight it

    02 December 2016

    The right to be free of forced labour is both a fundamental labour right, as well as a human right, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his message for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

  8. Video interview

    ILO @ COP22

    01 December 2016

    Moustapha Kamal Gueye, coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme, explains what was ILO's main involvement and messages at the COP22 and next steps.

  9. InfoStories

    Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.

  10. © UNICEF Ethiopia 2016

    World AIDS Day 2016

    Employment is key in the life cycle approach to HIV

    01 December 2016

    "AIDS is not over. With the finish line in sight, we need to keep our foot on the accelerator and reinforce the role of the world of work as a strategic stage in the life cycle approach to HIV," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.