News

September 2016

  1. Meeting of the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers

    ILO Director-General welcomes BRICS countries’ strong political will to boost growth and decent work

    28 September 2016

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  2. Op-Ed

    Better Work is better business in global supply chains

    27 September 2016

  3. Better Work programme's assessment

    Improved working conditions in the apparel industry make workers’ lives better and businesses stronger

    26 September 2016

    An independent review of the Better Work programme shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for those businesses involved.

  4. Peace agreement in Colombia

    Director-General of the ILO attends signing of peace agreement in Colombia

    21 September 2016

    Guy Ryder confirmed his presence in Cartagena on September 26 to sign the document which seeks to end more than five decades of armed conflict.

  5. © Curt Carnemark / World Bank 2016

    Social protection for all

    World Bank, ILO announce new push for universal social protection

    21 September 2016

    New partnership will expand social protection measures worldwide as part of efforts to combat poverty and rising income inequality. New data show that many developing countries are already achieving universal schemes.

  6. Memorandum of Understanding

    A future we want through decent work for all

    20 September 2016

    In a major push to achieve inclusive growth, decent work and social protection for all, the Government of Belgium is scaling-up its collaboration with and support for the ILO to meet these critical goals as called for in the UN’s new development agenda.

  7. Better Work

    Launch of the independent Tufts University assessment of the ILO-IFC Better Work programme

    20 September 2016

  8. © Asian Development Bank 2016

    71th UN General Assembly

    UN Commission: New Investments in Global Health Workforce Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth

    20 September 2016

    The Presidents of France and South Africa called for urgent investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector in order to prevent a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries, and help countries to maximize the social and economic benefits of increased health employment.

  9. 71st UN General Assembly

    Towards increased action for a rights-based, people-centred agenda

    19 September 2016

    During the high-level segment of the General Assembly’s 71st session, world leaders will debate international responses to many of the global challenges of today, including economic growth and sustainable development, extreme poverty and hunger, the refugee crisis and climate change.

  10. Press release

    World Bank, ILO launch global partnership for universal social protection

    19 September 2016