News

January 2023

  1. News

    ILO launches Massive Open Online Course "Making Universal Social Protection a Reality"

    25 January 2023

    This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) enables learners to understand the key social protection concepts and the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to social protection.

  2. © Yacine Imadalou / ILO 2023

    COVID-19 and transport workers

    Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies

    25 January 2023

    A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.

  3. Official visit

    First official visit to Africa by ILO Director-General Houngbo

    25 January 2023

    The Director-General of the ILO, Gilbert F. Houngbo, the first African to hold this post, will be in Dakar, Senegal, on an official visit from 25 to 28 January 2023. During his stay, he will hold talks with Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, as well as with the Senegalese authorities in charge of labour issues.

  4. © M. Crozet / ILO 2023

    Disability and work

    Inditex joins ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network

    25 January 2023

    The International Labour Organization’s Global Business and Disability Network aims to increase recognition by companies, such as Inditex – the world’s largest clothing retailer – of the benefits of disability inclusion.

  5. Video

    Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq

    24 January 2023

    Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.

  6. International Day of Education

    A better future starts with quality education

    24 January 2023

    Quality education and decent work for teachers are the foundation of social and economic progress. As technology transforms education worldwide, investments are needed to ensure everyone has the opportunity to access education from school age and throughout the life-cycle, to develop the skills needed today and in the future.

  7. Convention n.190 and vocational training

    Sexual harassment measures implemented in Indonesia polytechnics

    23 January 2023

    The ILO has helped develop measures to address sexual harassment and violence in Indonesia’s higher education institutes.

  8. ILO in action

    Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development

    18 January 2023

    A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.

  9. © ILO / Apex 2023

    Podcast

    How can we protect the quality of jobs?

    17 January 2023

    Global labour markets are facing serious, interlinked challenges. Issues such as the growth in informality and working poverty, slowing employment growth, come on top of longer-term structural challenges. ILO Senior economist, Stefan Kühn discusses the outlook for the world of work in 2023 on the ILO Future of work podcast.

  10. © M. Lopez/World Economic Forum 2023

    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.