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July 2019

  1. © 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.

  2. 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.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour

    Til everyone can see (Hindi)

    02 July 2019

    India’s foremost Rock n’ Roll bands, Faridkot, sings the ILO's global campaign tune that calls for ending child labour. The song " 'Til everyone can see" was originally written and recorded by Mike Einziger, the American Grammy-nominated guitarist of the rock band, Incubus, and the world-renowned violinist, Ann Marie Simpson, with Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Dom Lewis, LIZ, Minh Dang and Travis Barker. This is the Hindi version.

  4. © ILO / Crozet 2019

    Q&A

    Five questions about the ILO Centenary Declaration

    01 July 2019

    The International Labour Conference, held in June, adopted a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration. We look at the meaning of the declaration, which is focused on the future of work, but also reaffirms the 100-year-old mandate of the ILO.

  5. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

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    G20 Japan 2019

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusion and equality

    29 June 2019

    G20 leaders, meeting in Osaka, issued a communique stressing the importance of ensuring that ageing societies are active, and supporting gender equality and women's economic empowerment.

  2. © Brendan Smialowski / AFP 2019

    G20 Osaka Leaders’ Summit

    No social justice without decent work

    29 June 2019

    In a speech at the G20 leaders’ summit in Tokyo, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, pointed to the need to tackle inequality amongst the world’s workers.

  3. Q&A

    ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  4. Blog

    A promise for small businesses

    27 June 2019

    Small businesses form the backbone of the economies of many countries. See how the ILO helps entrepreneurs finance and grow their enterprises

  5. World Day Against Child Labour

    Rita Ora calls to end child labour

    24 June 2019

    Singer Rita Ora talks about doing more to end child labour as our world of work continues to change, and wishes the International Labour Organization on its 100th anniversary.