News

November 2017

  1. Training

    Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    27 November 2017

    The Academy on Rural Employment takes place from 27 November to 8 December at ILO/ITC Campus in Turin

  2. New publication

    ILO to launch World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

    21 November 2017

    New ILO flagship report looks at progress in the extension of social protection around the world.

  3. © Alain Bachellier 2017

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017

    Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    20 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  4. © Roberto Maldeno 2017

    Global supply chains

    How to promote decent work and workers’ rights in export processing zones

    20 November 2017

    This week, ILO headquarters in Geneva is hosting a meeting of experts to promote decent work and protection of fundamental principles and rights at work for workers in export processing zones (EPZs). ILO News spoke with Vic van Vuuren, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department to find out more about the event and EPZs.

  5. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    The international community agrees to redouble efforts to fight against child labour and forced labour

    16 November 2017

    The three-day IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour concluded with the adoption of the Buenos Aires Declaration which spells out principles and actions to be taken. During the meeting, delegates presented almost 100 pledges for concrete steps towards the eradication of child labour and forced labour, and the generation of quality employment for young people.

  6. Fishing Labour Convention

    ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007) enters into force

    16 November 2017

    Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.

  7. Media advisory

    ILO to issue report on Global Employment Trends for Youth

    15 November 2017

  8. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO head warns that there are still 152 million victims of child labour

    14 November 2017

    In his opening speech to the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, the ILO Director-General acknowledged the progress achieved in the past 20 years, but warned that there is still a long way to go in order to eradicate child labour in all its forms.

  9. © Natasha Graham / GPE 2017

    Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    ILO proposes policies to end child labour by 2025

    13 November 2017

    A new ILO report says improving legal protections, labour market governance, social protections, access to quality education and social dialogue between governments, the social partners and other stakeholders are critical aspects in battling child labour. The report was published as delegates gathered in Buenos Aires for an international conference on the eradication of child labour.

  10. Questions and Answers

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 331st session

    13 November 2017

    The November session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 9 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.