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May 2016

  1. Maritime Labour Convention

    Myanmar becomes the 75th State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    26 May 2016

    The ILO and Myanmar make history with the ratification of a key Convention

  2. © STR / AFP 2016

    ILO Statement

    ILO to coordinate compensation process for victims of Ali Enterprises’ tragedy

    26 May 2016

    The ILO will facilitate compensation for workers injured in a 2012 factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan.

  3. Syrian Refugee Crisis

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visits Harran District in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province

    25 May 2016

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder visits Harran District in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province and meets with Syrian refugees in the camp to hear some of their needs and concerns.

  4. 105th International Labour Conference

    It's here: The 105th International Labour Conference

    25 May 2016

    The 105th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 May - 12 June. This year's session brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today. Youth employment, global supply chains and decent work in fragile states will all be high on the agenda.

  5. 105th International Labour Conference

    Upping the quality of employment in global supply chains

    25 May 2016

    Alette Van Leur, Director of the Sectoral Policies Department at the ILO, introduces the work of the 'Committee on decent work in global supply chains' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference.

  6. 105th International Labour Conference

    Crisis response through jobs and employment

    25 May 2016

    Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Coordinator of the ILO’s Fragile States and Disaster Response Group introduces the work of the 'Committee on employment and decent work for the transition to peace' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  7. 105th International Labour Conference

    What more can be done to achieve social justice?

    25 May 2016

    Marva Corley-Coulibaly, Chief of the Globalization, Competitiveness and Labour Standards Unit of the ILO's Research Department, introduces the work of the 'Committee for the Social Justice Declaration' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  8. Skills

    Why demand-driven apprenticeships make sense in increasing the employment prospects of young people and in closing skills gaps

    24 May 2016

    Participating in apprenticeships is but one of many ways employers can acquire and develop the skills they need, while improving the employability of the younger generation. In this article, Michael Axmann, ILO Senior Skills Specialist, provides the Global Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform an overview of his experience in implementing the ILO’s quality apprenticeship programme and how it opens up pathways to skilled employment.

  9. 105th International Labour Conference

    Labour standards in action: migration under the lens

    23 May 2016

    Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO, introduces the work of the 'Committee on the Application of Standards' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)

  10. Our impact, their voice

    Syrian refugees in Turkey train for better jobs with their host communities

    23 May 2016

    Syrian refugees and members of the host community are taking part in Turkish language courses and vocational training programmes to increase their employability. These programmes in Turkey are being implemented by local partners with support from the ILO to improve livelihoods and decent work opportunities for both communities. (Closed Captions available)