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July 2019

  1. Blog

    The future of work – The time for talking is over

    16 July 2019

    All around, I am hearing calls for change. This was the message that came through loud and clear at the recent Centenary International Labour Conference, when delegates enthusiastically adopted the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

  2. © SEWA 2019


    How social cooperatives help informal workers

    16 July 2019

    Does organizing informal workers into their own cooperatives help them? Most certainly. Let me tell you about two poor salt-pan workers from the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat, India.

  3. ILO Centenary

    International Labour Organization Rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell

    11 July 2019

    To commemorate the ILO Centenary in 2019, Moussa Oumarou, ILO's Deputy Director-General for Field Operations & Partnerships, Peter Robinson, President and CEO of United States Council for International Business and Mamadou Diallo, Deputy General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation together rang the Nasdaq closing bell on 11 July 2019.

  4. Women refugees

    Success is sweet for “Determined Women” from Jordan and Syria

    11 July 2019

    A group of Syrian and Jordanian women who received ILO support to set up a joint business venture producing and selling sweets and other foods, have found success.

  5. 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    Meet the winner of the 2019 Regulating for Decent Work Prize

    10 July 2019

    On the last day of the Regulating for Decent Work Conference, we met Hanh Nguyen, this year's winner of the prestigious research prize, in addition to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and MIT professor Nicholas Ashford.

  6. 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    Mariana Mazzucato shares her thoughts from #RDW2019

    08 July 2019

    At the 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference, we caught up with author and economist Mariana Mazzucato as well as ILO Deputy DG Deborah Greenfield and Durham University professor Deirdre McCann.

  7. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  8. Video

    International Labour Conference Centenary Session as it happened

    05 July 2019

    The Centenary Conference of the International Labour Organization was attended by over 6000 delegates, representing Governments, workers and employers from around the world, including world leaders celebrating 100 years of the ILO. It ended with the adoption of a groundbreaking Convention to combat violence and harassment in the world of work, as well as a Declaration charting the way towards a human-centred future of work.

  9. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Labour Income Share and Distribution

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    04 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.

  10. ILO Centenary

    Museum of Memory in Chile exhibit the ILO 100 journey

    03 July 2019

    This exhibition highlights ILO's work in critical areas such as labour migration, child labour, modern slavery, disability and women in the world of work. The unique collaboration between ILO and Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Chile took audiences into an immersive journey into the 100 years of ILO.