Press releases

February 2024

  1. Press release

    New Director for the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste

    26 February 2024

    Simrin Singh has officially assumed her duties as the new Director for the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste on 15 February 2024.

  2. ILO report

    High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

  3. Press release

    ILO-trained outreach officials boost social security registration among wage workers in Jordan

    12 February 2024

    The capacity-building initiative supports the extension of social security rights of Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers–including refugees

  4. Press release

    ILO and Shabelle Bank pilot innovative product for financial inclusion of hosts and forcibly displaced in Ethiopia

    06 February 2024

  5. Press release

    Advancing social protection for migrant workers in the GCC countries: New ambition emerges from discussion at the Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit

    01 February 2024

    Officials, experts and partners participated in ILO-led conversation exploring pathways toward the progressive extension of social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf region.

  6. Press release

    Japan to support employment-intensive recovery in the earthquake-hit areas in Aleppo, Syria

    01 February 2024

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    Trade union rights

    ILO marks third anniversary of Myanmar military takeover with call for the release of trade union leaders and all those unjustly detained

    01 February 2024

    Deep concern expressed at continual erosion of civic space and trade union rights in the country.

January 2024

  1. © S. Gombert / Cultura Creative 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health

    OSH measures key to prevent violence and harassment in the world of work

    22 January 2024

    A new ILO report emphasizes using Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) frameworks to address the root causes of violence and harassment and to encourage collective action for better work environments.

  2. Social experiment on care economy

    Women work 100 hours per week but still consider unproductive: Magdalene-ILO Care work social experiment

    18 January 2024

    What happens if you are paid to do care work that you usually do at home?

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    Labour migration

    Essential contribution of Lao migrant workers recognized on International Migrants Day

    18 January 2024

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organization celebrate the important role of Lao migrant workers in advancing development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.