News

July 2016

  1. © A. Caballero-Reynolds / AFP 2016

    Blog

    Does Uber signal the end of social security?

    27 July 2016

    In our latest blog post, ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolwsky looks at the challenges to social security posed by the “gig economy” and new forms of work.

  2. Beijing meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for labour market policies supporting both demand and recovery

    22 July 2016

    At a meeting hosted by the Chinese Prime Minister with the heads of several international organizations, Guy Ryder highlighted the need to boost labour incomes and household consumption.

  3. © Lydur Skulason 2016

    UNCTAD 14

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  4. Blog

    Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on

    18 July 2016

    Nelson Mandela left us in December 2013. But his legacy lives on. And we continue to celebrate International Mandela Day on 18 July, his birthday.

  5. New report

    Labour provisions in trade agreements don’t hurt business

    18 July 2016

    New ILO report looks at how the increasing number of labour provisions in trade agreements are impacting the world of work.

  6. © Jiri Rezac / Climate Group 2016

    News

    How China is getting ready for the future of work

    15 July 2016

    Representatives from the Chinese government, the academia and enterprises discussed and agreed in-depth research is needed on the future of work in China and its effects on the well-being of people and sustainable growth.

  7. World Youth Skills Day

    GE Foundation and ILO launch Global Youth Internship Programme

    15 July 2016

    To help inspire and prepare young people for a rapidly changing and highly competitive job market, the GE Foundation is launching an innovative learning programme to provide 16 to 18 year olds with a practical work experiences in STEM careers for the workforce of tomorrow.

  8. G20 Labour Ministers meeting

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers act to advance decent work

    13 July 2016

    G20 labour ministers’ Beijing Declaration stresses that “productive employment and decent work are the foundation of the livelihoods of people across the world”.

  9. International AIDS Conference

    Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    13 July 2016

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers—the VCT@WORK Initiative— shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.

  10. News

    Actress Mariana Renata lends her voice in support of HIV testing at work

    12 July 2016

    French Indonesian actress, Mariana Renata, has joined forces with the ILO in promoting voluntary counselling and HIV testing for workers - the VCT@WORK Initiative.