News

November 2018

  1. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook (APESO)

    Persistent decent work deficits in Asia-Pacific cast a shadow on the region’s growth, says ILO

    16 November 2018

    Working poverty, informality and vulnerable employment are amongst the persistent challenges of Asia-Pacific labour markets according to a new ILO report. The report calls for coordinated policies to promote decent work as the link to translate economic growth into sustainable development in the region.

  2. © Robert Harding Heritage/AFP 2018

    Press release

    Decent Jobs for Youth partners take action on youth entrepreneurship in West Africa

    13 November 2018

    As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth bring together over 200 key stakeholders at the Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (YES) Forum in Dakar, Senegal, to accelerate support for young entrepreneurs.

  3. © SuSanA Secretariat 2018

    Tripartism and social dialogue

    Safety and health in Peru’s construction sector - 25 kilos… not more!

    13 November 2018

    Peruvian trade unions and the ILO’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean are supporting an initiative to protect construction workers’ health.

  4. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 334th session

    10 November 2018

    The October-November 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 8 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  5. 100 years of ILO History

    A house for social justice - past, present and future

    09 November 2018

    The vision and rich history of the International Labour Organization has been closely bound up with the buildings that have housed its headquarters. In the first of a series looking at 100 years of ILO history, we chart key moments of the ILO story through the main buildings that have been its home.

  6. Press release

    Guy Ryder attends Paris Armistice ceremonies on the eve of the ILO Centenary

    09 November 2018

    The commemoration of the end of the First World War in Paris has a symbolic dimension for the ILO.

  7. Multilateral cooperation

    Joint Press Release of the third "1+6" Round Table

    06 November 2018

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issued a joint statement calling for a sustainable and inclusive global development at the third “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  8. Press release

    New strategic partnership to promote jobs and education for refugees and host communities

    06 November 2018

    The Netherlands has joined an innovative partnership with the ILO to support refugees and their host communities.

October 2018

  1. Op-Ed

    How digitalization can help achieve fair migration

    31 October 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour held in Singapore on 29-30 October discussed how to maximize the potential of digitalization to promote decent work for migrant workers in the Asia Pacific region. Anna Engblom, senior expert on labour migration at the International Labour Organization (ILO), reviews the opportunities and challenges brought by digitalization in this area.

  2. Flagship Programme on Social Protection

    Expand social protection to the 4 billion excluded

    25 October 2018

    Two UN agency heads have signed a call for action for countries to expand social security and assistance to more than four billion people currently without protection.