All ILO Newsroom content

January 2018

  1. Article

    New technology: destroyer or creator of jobs?

    18 January 2018

    Advances in technology are having a big impact on a broad range of industries, provoking intense debate about the future of work. Read the new Euronews special on the Future of Work.

  2. Blog

    5 things we learned about the effectiveness of SME training schemes

    17 January 2018

    ILO SCORE Programme is working with public and private training schemes in many countries to identify successful ways to upskilling small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  3. Our impact, their voices

    Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

    17 January 2018

    An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.

  4. GE4DE Project

    Finding our paths: Pakistani women tell their stories of empowerment through decent work

    11 January 2018

    Listen to the inspiring stories of women in Pakistan who have carved a place for themselves in the world of work. Their experiences are part of a Canadian-funded ILO project, which aims to promote gender equality at work and enhance women’s skills and employability in Pakistan.

  5. ILO Infostory

    The gender gap in employment: What's holding women back?

    08 January 2018

    Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future.

  6. © UNICEF/ECU/2016/Reinoso 2018

    Our impact, their voices

    Ecuador: In search of a new future after the earthquake

    04 January 2018

    An ILO project has been helping rebuild and strengthen livelihoods in the wake of the massive earthquake that hit Ecuador in April 2016.

December 2017

  1. © CIAT 2018

    Our impact, their voices

    Colombian coffee producers demonstrate benefits of sustainability standards

    22 December 2017

    A new ILO report highlights how institutionalization of value chains can have a positive impact on working conditions, including occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Youth employment

    Changing lives through better employment services in Cambodia and Lao PDR

    22 December 2017

    Thanks to an ILO/China South South cooperation project, people like Phatt Veng and Vatsana Latthaphon can benefit from the improved employment services in their countries. Their lives have changed for the better.

  3. Video

    Advancing human rights at work - A look back at 2017

    21 December 2017

    2017 has been a significant year in advancing fundamental principles and rights at work. Working with governments, social partners and communities, the ILO FUNDAMENTALS Branch has helped those who cannot organize and bargain collectively, those suffering from discrimination, and those who are trapped in child labour and forced labour.

  4. 17th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Keynote Speech by Director of ILO Country Office, Addis Ababa

    19 December 2017

    Theme: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach"