News

March 2017

  1. Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 329th session

    24 March 2017

    The March session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 24 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  2. Press release

    ILO revises its landmark Declaration on multinational enterprises

    17 March 2017

    The ILO has revised its landmark MNE Declaration on multinational enterprises and social policy, which provides guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all.

  3. © Well-Bred Kannan 2017

    News

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    17 March 2017

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread denial of basic human rights.

  4. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2017

    Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    ILO and Walk Free Foundation to collaborate on Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    17 March 2017

    Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  5. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2017

    Sustainable development

    ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change

    14 March 2017

    The agreement between the two organizations will bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  6. Rural development

    The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

  7. © M.Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2017

    Blog

    Preparing the Future of Work We Want

    13 March 2017

    Deep transformations on the labour market challenge us to find new ways to ensure that work delivers the jobs and incomes that people need.

  8. © Caia Image /Science Photo Lib. 2017

    International Women's Day

    Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report shows

    08 March 2017

    New landmark report clearly shows that concerns regarding gender equality and achieving a better work-family balance resonate around the world.

  9. © OIT/J.Bayona 2017

    International Women's Day

    Female unemployment reached 9.8 per cent in Latin America and the Caribbean

    06 March 2017

    Deteriorating working conditions particularly affect women in the labour market. In an article released this week on the occasion of International Women's Day, José Manuel Salazar, ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean insists on the need to promote employment equality in the region.

  10. Better Work

    Better living and working conditions for deaf workers in Haiti

    01 March 2017

    Better Work, a collaboration between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the ILO, has joined forces with an innovative foundation to improve factory clinics and boost the quality of life for a group of deaf workers in Haiti.