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May 2022

  1. Media Advisory

    ILO to release latest Monitor on the world of work, analyzing impact of multiple crises

    17 May 2022

  2. Press release

    Shipping industry adopts amendments to Maritime Labour Convention to improve seafarers’ conditions

    16 May 2022

    Drawing from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), to improve the living and working conditions of seafarers.

  3. 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Far-reaching action needed to end child labour

    16 May 2022

    Delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour unite in calling for more to be done to end child labour

  4. © istockphoto / AsiaVision 2022

    The Future of Work Podcast

    The Serious Business of Happiness at Work

    13 May 2022

    Does it matter if people are happy at work? Or should they just be satisfied with reasonable pay and conditions and not expect more? It’s well-established that happiness is linked to better health and longevity, but an increasing amount of scientific research has found ties with work-related matters like productivity, innovation and staff retention. So, should employers pay attention to staff happiness, and if so, how can they build it?

  5. Press release

    New ILO report finds African workplaces have been dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022

  6. © Fadel Senna / AFP 2022

    Ukraine crisis

    Nearly 5 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the Russian aggression, says ILO

    11 May 2022

    Amid the humanitarian crisis sparked by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, labour markets are being disrupted both in the country and in neighbouring states.

  7. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2022

    ILOSTAT blog

    Inflation more than doubled between March 2021 and March 2022

    10 May 2022

    The annual rate of inflation worldwide, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated to 9.2 per cent in March 2022, up from 7.5 per cent in February 2022, 6.8 per cent in January 2022 and 6.4 per cent in December 2021.

  8. Media advisory

    The International Migration Review Forum to take place from 17-20 May 2022

    10 May 2022

  9. ILO in action

    Improve the lives of labour migrants in Central America

    09 May 2022

    Labour Migration Specialist, Noortje Denkers describes the ILO's work on labour migration across Central America, including the development of public policy and the promotion of employment for labour migrants and refugees.

  10. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Employment and labour market policies: Can they profit from new technologies?

    09 May 2022

    Accelerating digitalization and technological change are having a big impact on informal employment and public and private employment services. In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Department experts Vicky Leung, Technical and Programme Officer in the Transition to Formality Unit and, Michael Mwasikakata, Head of the Labour Market Services for Transitions Unit explain how.