Press releases

May 2019

  1. Media advisory

    Women, leadership and business performance – Report launch

    14 May 2019

  2. ILO100

    The Declaration of Philadelphia – 75 years

    10 May 2019

    On May 10 1944, the International Labour Conference adopted the Declaration of Philadelphia. It gave the ILO’s social mandate a powerful and lasting impetus.

  3. ILO100

    UN Secretary-General, Swiss authorities, mark ILO’s 100th anniversary

    09 May 2019

    The ceremony at ILO headquarters in Geneva included the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and the inauguration of an avenue of trees celebrating 100 years of the ILO.

  4. Working conditions

    Job quality of concern to all workers

    06 May 2019

    A joint report by the ILO and the European research agency, Eurofound, provides an unprecedented comparative analysis of job quality around the world, including work hours, gender pay differences, exposure to physical risks and opportunities for skills’ upgrading.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO to host UN Secretary-General for the ILO Centenary

    06 May 2019

  6. MLC, 2006

    Ship inspections for seafarers’ protection: The Maritime Labour Convention at work

    03 May 2019

    Ship inspections are critical for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and as such, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are conducted and what their consequences can be.

April 2019

  1. Media advisory

    ILO and Eurofound to launch joint report on working conditions

    30 April 2019

  2. ILO 100

    2019 declared as ILO Centenary in the Philippines

    29 April 2019

    The Philippines declared 2019 as the ILO Centenary and reaffirmed its full support to, and cooperation with the ILO’s mandate of promoting peace and social justice.

  3. Press release

    ILO broadens cooperation with its Chinese partners under the Belt and Road Initiative

    29 April 2019

    “The Belt and Road Initiative opens new perspectives and new opportunities for international cooperation.” says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  4. Occupational safety and health

    Guy Ryder: ‘All countries should ratify health and safety conventions’

    23 April 2019

    Speaking in Russia ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the well-being of workers continues to be a priority for the ILO as the world of work undergoes rapid change.