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July 2022

  1. 100th International Day of Cooperatives

    ILO Director-General statement: Cooperatives help build a better world

    01 July 2022

    On International Day of Cooperatives Guy Ryder highlights how cooperatives prioritise people and decent work and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

June 2022

  1. © G7 2022

    G7 Leaders’ Communiqué

    ILO welcomes commitments in G7 leaders’ communiqué

    29 June 2022

    New commitments by the G7 Leaders, covering gender equality, tackling inflation, climate change, and support for a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive future, have been welcomed by the ILO.

  2. © Virginia Guard Public Affairs 2022

    Occupational safety and health

    ILO adopts new guidelines on biological hazards in the world of work

    29 June 2022

    Groundbreaking new guidelines on handling biological hazards in the workplace have been agreed by experts meeting in Geneva.

  3. Video presentation

    Job Creation in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Updated Guide to Recommendation No. 189

    27 June 2022

    The ILO Recommendation No. 189 is the only International Labour Standard providing guidelines on general conditions to increase job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ILO published a new Guide to support employment policies compliant with the Recommendation No.189. This Guide outlines strategies, tools and good practices from different regions of the world to help member states to coordinate actions and effectively generate productive and decent jobs in SMEs.

  4. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

    Small Matters: ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s message on SMEs

    27 June 2022

    In his message for the 5th Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasizes the importance of MSMEs, and calls attention to the need to collectively support them to drive inclusive economic recovery, environmental sustainability and decent job creation.

  5. Day of the Seafarer 2022

    Updated standards improve maritime workers' protection

    25 June 2022

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.

  6. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Skilling, re-skilling, digitalization and the future of work

    24 June 2022

    This podcast episode explores labour market skills needs, and how education, training and lifelong learning can effectively skill and re-skill workers throughout their lives in an evolving and increasingly digitalized labour market.

  7. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

    24 June 2022

    A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights trends in employment, wages and productivity the Asian garment, footwear and textiles industry.

  8. Social protection

    Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector

    21 June 2022

    A transformative approach towards an employment injury scheme for all.

  9. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    Press release

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.