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June 2016

  1. Blog

    12 things we learned at the International Labour Conference

    27 June 2016

    As part of our coverage of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, we sat down with experts on a whole range of topics to look at some of the biggest issues facing the world of work. These talks were broadcast live to an audience of thousands of people worldwide, who shared their thoughts and questions with our experts. Here’s a short list of some of the things that we learned.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Helping Syrian refugees formalize their work status through cooperatives

    26 June 2016

    The ILO is working with agricultural cooperatives to help Syrian refugees obtain work permits during a three-month grace period announced by the government of Jordan, in a further step to improve access of Syrian refugees to the formal labour market.

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    News

    ILO Director-General congratulates Colombia for "historic step" towards peace

    24 June 2016

    Guy Ryder says that the Havana bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreement to end hostilities and lay down arms will bring opportunities and challenges, including employment, and that the ILO stands ready to assist.

  4. Report on active labour market policies

    An urgent policy reorientation for Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    To tackle unemployment, informality and low productivity growth, a policy reorientation is needed in Latin America and the Caribbean. ILO economists Clemente Pignatti and Verónica Escudero discuss the potential opportunities that can be leveraged from active labour market policies in the region.

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    Report on active labour market policies

    ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps

    21 June 2016

    At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for a new approach based on active labour market policies to address the current economic slowdown.

  6. Our impact, their voice

    “We should never get used to child labour”

    17 June 2016

    Artists from the West African country travelled to the International Labour Conference in Geneva to remind everyone that child labour is still a reality that needs to be fought.

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    5th anniversary of ILO Convention No 189

    Who cares for the carers?

    16 June 2016

    On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.

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    Malaysia first ASEAN country to ratify ILO Minimum Wage Convention No.131

    14 June 2016

    Richard Riot, Minister of Human Resources in Malaysia, expresses his country's pride at having ratified the ILO's Minimum Wage Fixing Convention No. 131.

  9. 105th International Labour Conference

    Tripartism in action: Advancing Social Justice through Decent Work

    14 June 2016

    ILO News interviews the chair and vice-chairs of the Committee on the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The committee adopted a resolution at the 105th International Labour Conference, which calls for concrete action to achieve the full potential of the ILO's Social Justice Declaration and the integration of decent work into national sustainable development strategies.

  10. Our impact, their voice

    Breaking the cycle of poverty in Tunisia

    14 June 2016

    The terrorist attacks in Tunisia in recent years have driven away tourists, exacerbating unemployment, especially among young people. This, in a country already experiencing deep inequalities and underprivileged regions that saw the Tunisian revolution take root. ILO reports from a country undergoing transformation.