News

April 2018

  1. Decent work

    ILO, Tokyo 2020 sign agreement to promote decent work in run-up to the Games

    26 April 2018

    The International Labour Organization and Tokyo 2020 sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Japanese capital.

  2. International Labour Conference

    Media accreditation information for the 107th ILO International Labour Conference

    25 April 2018

  3. Press release

    Decent Work pledge for Occupied Palestinian Territory

    23 April 2018

    First visit by an ILO Director-General to the Palestinian Territory in two decades aims to consolidate cooperation between the Organization and Palestinian partners.

  4. © Mary Chind/Des Moines Register 2018

    Decent work

    New ILO guidelines to ensure decent work in public emergency services

    20 April 2018

    Experts adopt new guidelines to promote decent work in public emergency services, from better protection against the hazards emergency workers face to benefits in case of illness and work-related injuries.

  5. Press release

    More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    Lebanon’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) is launched, to provide jobs in infrastructure projects for both Lebanese and Syrians.

  6. © CAIA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 2018

    Inequalities at work

    How to curb inequalities in Europe

    17 April 2018

    Much international debate has focused on increased income inequalities and their negative effects on the economy and societies. A new ILO publication addresses the root causes of inequality by looking at various labour market policies and industrial relations’ systems. ILO News spoke with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ILO Senior Economist and co-author of the book.

  7. Blog: Digital labour platforms

    On-demand … and organized!

    16 April 2018

    Pick up a magazine, access a blog or scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’re likely to see some reference to the gig economy. From Uber advertisements to advice on how to thrive – or avoid pitfalls – in the gig economy, digital labour platforms have made a bold entrance into the world of work.

  8. Arab Labour Conference, Cairo

    Private sector holds key to future employment growth in the Arab region - ILO Regional Director

    11 April 2018

    At the 45th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Ruba Jaradat, addressed the one-week event during its opening session and met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, the Director-General of the Arab Labour Organization and with ministers and social partners from the Arab world.

  9. Fair recruitment

    New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

March 2018

  1. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 332nd session

    26 March 2018

    The March 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 22 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.