News

December 2016

  1. Press release

    Asia, Pacific and Arab states Ministers meet to discuss job creation, equality and social justice

    02 December 2016

    Policy makers, academics and civil society groups from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states will meet at the ILO 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting to discuss strategies for creating jobs and promoting equity and decent work.

  2. InfoStories

    Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.

  3. Article

    Decent work and social justice – the APRM must bring a change in mindset

    01 December 2016

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

November 2016

  1. Reducing inequalities

    ILO releases new guide to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace

    30 November 2016

    New publication provides practical information for companies on how they can benefit from offering workplace adjustments to workers with specific needs.

  2. Blog

    Smart employers know how to include people with disabilities

    30 November 2016

    One in seven persons in the world has a disability, according to the latest statistics. Yet people with disabilities are still far less likely to have a good job – or any job at all – than people without disabilities. Providing reasonable workplace adjustments can often make the difference. More and more employers are discovering just how simple and cost-effective these adjustments can be.

  3. Governing Body

    The World of Work: The challenges ahead for ILO

    24 November 2016

    In this interview, President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, reflects on the results of the 328th Session of the Governing Body of ILO, which took place in November. He explains the big challenges ahead for ILO in the light of the re-election of its Director-General, Guy Ryder. Mr Cortebeeck also talks about the perspective of the Workers’ Group on the protection of workers’ rights in Qatar, Venezuela, Chili, Guatemala and Myanmar as well as on the fight against child labour across the world.

  4. © Steve McCurry / ILO 2016

    New ILO study

    New ILO report presents good practices in labour migration governance for domestic workers

    24 November 2016

    ILO report calls for greater cooperation between countries of origin, transit and destination.

  5. © Alex Proimos 2016

    New publication

    ILO study highlights shrinking middle class in Europe

    23 November 2016

    New book calls for targeted policies to stop the erosion of the middle class in the European Union.

  6. Press release

    ILO, Russian Federation Sign New Cooperation Accord, Set Key Priorities

    21 November 2016

    Programme of Cooperation to focus on improving employment opportunities, labour productivity, working conditions, the social security system and strengthening labour standards over the next four years.

  7. Decent work for Roma youth

    ILO highlights measures to reduce job discrimination and poverty among Roma youth

    21 November 2016

    Only 15 per cent of Roma youth in Europe have completed upper-secondary education and almost 60 per cent aged between 16 and 24 are not in employment, education or training.