27 January 2014
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), discusses achievements of the global trade union movement in 2013 and new challenges coming up this year. She stresses the role of the ILO in the fight for workers’ rights and says what she expects from the ITUC Congress in May 2014 in Berlin.
16 January 2014
A new ILO study examines the constraints on working women in Algeria and the opportunities available to them.
Viet Nam garment industry
02 January 2014
As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way for improved working conditions and competitiveness.
Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines
20 December 2013
Restoring livelihoods is a priority for workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8 November killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless and jobless. As the recovery gathers pace, people are looking for sustainable sources of income to support themselves and their families.
19 December 2013
At least 25 per cent of workers in Moldova will work abroad at some point in their career. However, few of them know that in many cases they are entitled to receive social security benefits from their destination countries once they go back home. An ILO campaign is aiming to change that perception.
Photo gallery from the Philippines
17 December 2013
Within a few hours on Friday 8 November 2013, the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ripped through the Philippines, bringing death and destruction. The livelihoods of almost six million workers have been destroyed or disrupted. ILO teams have been on the ground since day one, supporting emergency employment and helping stricken communities build back better.
12 December 2013
Countries like Austria and Denmark have been very successful in using apprenticeships to tackle the youth jobs crisis. The ILO is helping to share their experiences with other countries.
Human Rights Day
09 December 2013
As the UN marks the 20th anniversary of Human Rights Day under the theme “20 Years: Working for your rights”, ILO News focusses on the challenges facing low-paid workers, which are at the centre of economic and social rights.
05 December 2013
Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.
01 November 2013
Workers in Jordan’s Qualified Industrial Zones have held numerous strikes over the past years to protest against what they perceive as labour rights violations. A new collective bargaining agreement is now aiming to improve the situation.