Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth
01 February 2016
A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce.
29 January 2016
Jobs and employment are key in the global response to the Syria refugee crisis. Ahead of a donor Conference on supporting Syria in London, ILO chief Guy Ryder visited Jordan to examine first-hand the effects of the massive refugee influx on the labour market, and to discuss employment options for refugees and the communities that host them.
Interview with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC
27 January 2016
The trade union movement faces significant challenges in 2016, in particular the respect of workers’ rights in many countries. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) talks about the challenges and opportunities for unions in 2016.
Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment
26 January 2016
On 25–26 January, at the initiative of the Russian Federation, the first ever meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment was held in the city of Ufa, in order to discuss the areas of cooperation in the field of labour relations and employment, social security and social integration in the group’s member states.
ILO Forced Labour Convention
22 January 2016
The UK has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, adding its support to Norway and Niger in the campaign to end modern slavery.
World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016
19 January 2016
Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new ILO analysis - World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) - shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.
Syrian Refugees and Labour Market
18 January 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed the decision of the Turkish Government to issue work permits for refugees.
International Migrants Day 2015
16 December 2015
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that articles on migrant mothers in South Africa and the challenges faced by female migrants in Mexico were the winning entries in its global competition on fair media reporting of the labour migration issue.
International Migrants Day
16 December 2015
A new ILO statistical study provides estimates on labour migration, including regions and industries where international migrant workers are established and a special focus on migrants in domestic work.
ILO welcomes new climate change agreement committing nations to a just transition and the creation of decent work
15 December 2015
As the world moves to implement the Paris Agreement the ILO welcomes the recognition of the role of decent work in the transition.