March 2023

  1. International Labour Standards

    Iraq ratified the ILO conventions on social protection and on Maritime Labour

    23 March 2023

    Iraq becomes the 64th member State to have ratified ILO Convention on social protection and the 102nd member State to have ratified the maritime labour convention MLC, 2006.

  2. ILO InfoStory

    How employment services can support a post-pandemic jobs recovery

    22 March 2023

    If you are out of work looking for a job or an employer looking to fill a job vacancy, who can help? Explore this InfoStory to discover how employment services can support people and governments respond to economic crisis.

  3. Response to Turkiye and Syria earthquakes

    ILO assigns $3.6 million of direct support to workers affected by the Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

    20 March 2023

    The ILO announced the allocation at a donors’ conference hosted in Brussels in support of victims of the earthquakes in the two countries.

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    ILO and IFC scale up collaboration on social issues in private investments

    17 March 2023

    In his address to the ILO Governing Body, the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, Makhtar Diop, announced plans to reinforce the partnership with ILO.

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    Why are key workers undervalued?

    17 March 2023

    The COVID-19 crisis showed how much we all rely on key workers, yet it also exposed the poor working conditions they often face. How can we ensure that these essential workers are decently treated?

  6. International labour standards

    Lesotho ratifies three ILO Conventions

    16 March 2023

    Lesotho deposited the instruments of ratification of the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151), the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) and the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Is green the colour of our future? The green and digital transformation and the future of work

    16 March 2023

    There’s never been a more urgent need to unleash the power of digitalization to drive the green transition. Digital technology could deliver one-fifth of the emission cuts needed to hit net-zero by 2050. In this episode Director of the ILO Priority Action Programme on Just Transitions Towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies Moustapha Kamal Gueye explains the green and digital transformation and its impact on a greener future of work.

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    Labour migration

    The ILO supports socio-economic integration of refugees and migrants from Venezuela with a decent work approach

    15 March 2023

    The Venezuelan displacement is the largest human displacement in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean and the second largest in the world. At a roundtable in Brussels, the ILO presented the main advances and challenges faced by host countries in the socio-economic integration process of the Venezuelans.

  9. World Employment and Social Outlook

    Ensure decent work for key workers

    15 March 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.

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    Green jobs

    Climate Action for Jobs initiative boosts action to support a just transition

    14 March 2023

    Building on the outcomes of the UN climate change conference, members of the Climate Action for Jobs initiative welcomed new board members and discussed ways to scale up support and collaboration to advance a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies.