April 2018

  1. © Mary Chind/Des Moines Register 2018

    Decent work

    New ILO guidelines to ensure decent work in public emergency services

    20 April 2018

    Experts adopt new guidelines to promote decent work in public emergency services, from better protection against the hazards emergency workers face to benefits in case of illness and work-related injuries.

  2. Press release

    More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    Lebanon’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) is launched, to provide jobs in infrastructure projects for both Lebanese and Syrians.


    Inequalities at work

    How to curb inequalities in Europe

    17 April 2018

    Much international debate has focused on increased income inequalities and their negative effects on the economy and societies. A new ILO publication addresses the root causes of inequality by looking at various labour market policies and industrial relations’ systems. ILO News spoke with Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ILO Senior Economist and co-author of the book.

  4. Blog: Digital labour platforms

    On-demand … and organized!

    16 April 2018

    Pick up a magazine, access a blog or scroll through your Facebook feed, and you’re likely to see some reference to the gig economy. From Uber advertisements to advice on how to thrive – or avoid pitfalls – in the gig economy, digital labour platforms have made a bold entrance into the world of work.

  5. Arab Labour Conference, Cairo

    Private sector holds key to future employment growth in the Arab region - ILO Regional Director

    11 April 2018

    At the 45th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Ruba Jaradat, addressed the one-week event during its opening session and met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, the Director-General of the Arab Labour Organization and with ministers and social partners from the Arab world.

  6. Fair recruitment

    New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

March 2018

  1. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 332nd session

    26 March 2018

    The March 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 22 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  2. Press release

    Japan to support youth employment to build stability and peace in The Gambia

    23 March 2018

    New project will support jobs for youth through infrastructure works with local resources, skills training and entrepreneurship promotion, with a strong focus on returnees and women.

  3. Commission of Inquiry

    ILO Governing Body decides to appoint Commission of Inquiry for Venezuela

    21 March 2018

    A Commission of Inquiry – the ILO’s highest-level investigative procedure – will examine allegations relating to the violation of international labour standards by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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    Occupational Safety and Health

    Technology through the lens of occupational hazards and risks

    13 March 2018

    Striking the balance between technological innovation in the workplace and occupational safety and health can be tricky, says Nancy Leppink, Chief of the ILO’s Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch.