January 2018

  1. New publication

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    16 January 2018

December 2017

  1. © Ferry Latief / ILO 2018

    Social protection

    ILO launches global appeal for donations to support social protection floors

    19 December 2017

    For the first time, the International Labour Organization (ILO) makes donations by private households, enterprises and foundations possible.

  2. International Migrants Day

    ILO announces the four winners of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2017

    To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December, the ILO has announced the four winners of its 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

  3. © Miguel Pinheiro / CIFOR 2018

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Unemployment up for 3rd consecutive year, expected to drop in 2018

    18 December 2017

    ILO’s annual Labour Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean shows a continued rise in unemployment. The region presented mixed challenges, with signs of improvement in some areas and indications of deterioration in others.

  4. International Migrants Day

    Labour rights and skills development key to improving outcomes of migration in South-East Asia, say ILO and IOM

    15 December 2017

    Against the backdrop of increasing migration among ASEAN countries, joint ILO/IOM report assesses changes in the lives of migrant workers from before to after their migration.

  5. © Sharada Prasad CS 2018

    ILO Social Protection Floors Calculator

    Social protection is affordable even in most low-income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  6. © Peretz Partensky 2018

    Child labour and forced labour

    Uzbekistan ends systematic use of child labour and takes measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  7. © Julian Buijzen 2018

    Labour migration

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

  8. Blog

    SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase productivity

    05 December 2017

    Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and participants say it is working.

  9. SCORE Programme

    ILO Programme increasing productivity in SMEs by up to 50%, enters third phase

    05 December 2017

    On 4 December 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO), along with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), officially launched Phase III of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme.