News

May 2023

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    Sustainable food systems

    Experts agree new guidelines to promote decent work in the agri-food sector

    25 May 2023

    More than one billion workers will benefit from the guidelines, which are based on the ILO’s instruments and Decent Work Agenda.

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    ILO Monitor on the World of Work

    ILO to release new report on the impact of mutually reinforcing crises on the world of work

    25 May 2023

    The ILO will publish the 11th edition of its Monitor report series that tracks the impact of mutually reinforcing crises on workers and businesses worldwide.

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    Podcast

    When race holds you back in the workplace

    24 May 2023

    Race discrimination in the workplace is a reality for many Black people, despite a multitude of ‘diversity and inclusion’ initiatives. Systemic racism, microaggressions and biases mean the world of work is far from being a level playing field, say the guests of the latest Future of Work podcast.

  4. 12th ILO Caribbean Labour Ministers' Meeting

    Tripartite efforts to achieving social justice will help solve Caribbean’s pressing challenges, says ILO Director-General

    23 May 2023

    A three-day meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers, organized in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO,) will outline priorities and actions for Caribbean development.

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    Press release

    Media accreditation at the 111th International Labour Conference

    22 May 2023

    The ILO’s annual International Labour Conference will take place at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva from 5–16 June 2023.

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    News

    ILO and European Commission agree new employment research to advance social justice

    18 May 2023

    The research aims to fill policy gaps and better communicate findings to policymakers and other stakeholders.

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    News

    Iraq invests in building a social security system that protects workers

    17 May 2023

    Iraq’s parliament votes for new social security law, introducing far-reaching reforms to the social security system for private-sector workers.

  8. News

    ILO creates infrastructure jobs in earthquake-hit Syrian city

    12 May 2023

    An employment-intensive project creates decent jobs for community members affected by the earthquakes in the Syrian city of Aleppo, while rehabilitating infrastructure in damaged neighbourhoods.

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    ILOSTAT Blog

    Nurses and midwives: Overworked, underpaid, undervalued?

    12 May 2023

    In May, we recognize International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day, highlighting the important work of these healthcare professionals. However, nurses and midwives, mainly women, endure long hours and low pay. How can we enhance their working conditions and enable them to provide optimal care?

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    The Global Governance Project

    G7: The job ahead

    12 May 2023

    In an article ahead of the G7 Summit, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo says the G7’s support in overcoming the challenges of unequal labour markets will help to bring about action and investments in decent work for all – and help to drive shared economic growth.