Press releases

August 2019

  1. ILO100

    Taking the ILO to South America: An epic historical journey

    07 August 2019

    Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile were founding members of the International Labour Organization but were far removed from its Geneva headquarters. In order to draw them in closer, the first ILO Director, Albert Thomas, undertook an epic 70-day journey to South America in 1925.

  2. © Etinosa Yvonne / ILO 2019

    Youth Employment

    Youth delegates call for systematic changes to global youth employment policies

    05 August 2019

    Young leaders at the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Nigeria highlight need for better jobs, entrepreneurship, training and rights.

July 2019

  1. Media advisory

    Global Forum to tackle youth employment crisis

    31 July 2019

  2. Press release

    Germany Continues Support to Cash for Work Programmes in Jordan

    30 July 2019

    The German Government has been supporting the KfW/ILO project “Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure“ in Jordan since 2016.

  3. Safe and fair migration

    Safe and fair migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  4. Child Labour

    2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    26 July 2019

    The UN General Assembly has urged the international community to step up efforts to eradicate forced labour and child labour, and declared 2021 as the Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  5. © ukhouseoflords 2019

    ILO100

    UK House of Lords praises ILO on its Centenary

    24 July 2019

    As part of a general debate in the UK House of Lords, members congratulated the ILO on its 100th anniversary and praised its achievements in furthering social justice and decent work.

  6. Press release

    The ILO joins national stakeholders in the fight against pneumoconiosis in China

    23 July 2019

  7. #ILO100

    First visit of ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State

    21 July 2019

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, visited Papua New Guinea on the occasion of the Pacific high level forum on climate change and decent work. The trip was the first ever visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  8. © Robert Scoble 2019

    #ILO100

    First visit of ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State

    21 July 2019

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, visited Papua New Guinea on the occasion of the Pacific high level forum on climate change and decent work. The trip was the first ever visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  9. Fair recruitment

    DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.