Press releases

January 2018

  1. New report

    ILO, OECD Development Centre launch report on immigrants’ contribution to developing countries' economies, 24-25 January 2018, OECD Conference Centre, Paris

    17 January 2018

  2. New publication

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    16 January 2018

December 2017

  1. Press release

    ILO supports Iraq in developing new social security law

    21 December 2017

    A tripartite workshop for high-level Iraqi officials was the last in a series of events organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

  2. 17th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Ministers from 9 countries call for an employment-intensive approach to create jobs and ensure income security to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG)

    19 December 2017

    Ministers from some 8 African and 1 Asian countries at the 17th Regional Seminar for Labour Based Practitioners have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support the formulation of employment-intensive investment strategies that support local capacity building initiatives, build vocational training capacity, and establish monitoring and evaluation systems.

  3. © Ferry Latief / ILO 2018

    Social protection

    ILO launches global appeal for donations to support social protection floors

    19 December 2017

    For the first time, the International Labour Organization (ILO) makes donations by private households, enterprises and foundations possible.

  4. International Migrants Day

    ILO announces the four winners of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2017

    To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December, the ILO has announced the four winners of its 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

  5. International Migrants Day

    Labour rights and skills development key to improving outcomes of migration in South-East Asia

    15 December 2017

    Against the backdrop of increasing migration among ASEAN countries, joint ILO/IOM report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration.

  6. © Julian Buijzen 2018

    Labour migration

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

  7. Press release

    ILO & TÜV Rheinland expand partnership for implementation of SCORE Training

    06 December 2017

    TÜV Rheinland and the International Labour Organization have entered into a Public Private Partnership to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

  8. SCORE Programme

    ILO Programme increasing productivity in SMEs by up to 50%, enters third phase

    05 December 2017

    On 4 December 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO), along with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), officially launched Phase III of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme.