December 2023

  1. Human Rights Day

    75 Years of Human Rights and Labour Advocacy

    10 December 2023

    On the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ILO Convention 87, ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo calls for intensified efforts to promote and protect these rights and collectively strive for a future grounded in human dignity, freedom, and social justice.

  2. © Frederick Doerschem 2023

    Inland waterways sector

    New conclusions and recommendations pave the way to decent work in the inland waterways sector

    06 December 2023

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives agreed on concrete measures to improve the living and working conditions of inland water transport workers and establish a level-playing field in the sector.

  3. © ILO 2023

    Safe and Fair project

    Realizing women migrant workers’ rights in ASEAN region – main outcomes

    05 December 2023

    At an InfoPoint organized by the European Commission, the ILO presented key results of the Safe and Fair project, which is part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative and implemented across ten countries in Southeast Asia.

  4. Press release

    Ethiopia’s 100th anniversary of ILO membership celebrated

    04 December 2023

    Ethiopia’s 100th anniversary of International Labour Organization (ILO) membership celebrated with a National Labour Conference in Addis Ababa.

  5. Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    ILO publishes handbook to assess the realization of the five fundamental principles and rights at work in the workplace

    04 December 2023

    The ILO developed a research methodology that, for the first time, addresses under a combined framework the five fundamental principles and rights at work

  6. Press release

    ILO and Denmark renew Partnership Agreement for 2023 – 2027

    04 December 2023

    The Government of Denmark’s contribution provides flexible funding to ILO to advance Decent Work and Social Justice worldwide

  7. International Day of Banks

    Banks and insurers can play major role in creating just climate transition – new report says

    04 December 2023

    Private sector banks and insurers have a key role to play in promoting a just transition, according to a new ILO/UNEP report - published ahead of the International Day of Banks - that also offers guidance on practical strategies and actions.

  8. Just transition

    MENA region could create 10 million new jobs by 2050 through decarbonization and green industrial growth

    03 December 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) unveil at COP28 the first ever study on scenarios for strong industrial and climate development policies in the Middle East and North Africa region.

  9. Child labour and climate change

    Climate change profoundly affects child labour, ILO research finds

    01 December 2023

    The impact of climate change on global progress towards ending all forms of child labour is highlighted in a new ILO issue paper.

  10. ILO InfoStory

    Social protection for people with disabilities: Cash benefits are not enough

    01 December 2023

    Social protection policies in many countries perpetuate the misconception that disability is associated with “incapacity to work”. Learn how people with disabilities could be effectively included in societies thanks to well-designed social protection systems.