News

February 2017

  1. © Jessica Mulley 2017

    Inequalities and the World of Work

    Understanding and reducing inequalities in Europe

    23 February 2017

    A new report by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission looks at the key factors leading to rising inequalities in fourteen EU Member States.

  2. © S. Olsson / AltoPress 2017

    “Working anytime, anywhere”

    New report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework

    15 February 2017

    New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.

  3. Media Advisory

    ILO and Eurofound to publish joint report on telework

    10 February 2017

  4. © Matteo Paciotti 2017

    Social protection

    More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

    10 February 2017

    ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.

  5. International labour standards

    ILO publishes annual report on the application of standards

    08 February 2017

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report, along with a General Survey on the occupational safety and health instruments concerning the promotional framework, construction, mines and agriculture.

  6. Occupational Safety and Health

    Stopping the sparks flying boosts factory safety in Bangladesh

    06 February 2017

    Electrical faults are the leading cause of fires in the Bangladesh garment industry. ILO with the support of the US Department of Labor has helped build capacity of fire inspectors to spot electrical risks.

  7. © ONU Colombia 2017

    Nobel Peace Prize

    ILO at Nobel laureates’ summit: Employment is key to peace

    03 February 2017

    Representing the ILO at the 16th World Nobel Peace Prize Laureates’ Summit in Colombia, ILO Regional Director José Manuel Salazar highlighted the challenge to make peace socially sustainable.

January 2017

  1. Trade Unions

    Communication: Challenges and strategies for trade unions

    31 January 2017

    Communication officials and trade union activists from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States, Europe and the Americas are to meet in Geneva to discuss communication challenges and strategies for strengthening trade unions.

  2. Press release

    ILO donors visit refugee response frontline in Jordan

    30 January 2017

    Donors examine outcomes of ILO employment programmes for Syrian refugees and Jordanians.

  3. © J. Howard/ILO 2017

    Abusive recruitment practices

    GLA and ILO join forces in tackling abusive recruitment practices

    26 January 2017

    The ILO and the GLA have been collaborating closely in the fight against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices, forced labour and trafficking in persons over the past few years.