News

January 2017

  1. Working conditions and illegal practices

    Organizations join forces to tackle invisibility of South Asia’s brick kilns

    26 January 2017

    Brick by Brick report highlights working conditions and practices affecting millions of people and hundreds of thousands of animals in the industry every day.

  2. © Zhong yang / Imaginechina 2017

    ILO Centenary Initiative

    ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want”

    25 January 2017

    Experts from around the world will gather in Geneva on 6-7 April to discuss the sweeping changes currently affecting the world of work.

  3. © EU 2017

    European Commission

    International labour standards should be an important reference point for the European Pillar of Social Rights

    23 January 2017

    A strong social dimension of European governance should be at the heart of the roadmap for the future of the EU and would help to reconnect with citizens.

  4. © Nadia Bseiso 2017

    Syrian refugees

    ILO’s Ruba Jaradat: We must create decent jobs, not any jobs, for Syrian refugees and host communities

    23 January 2017

    The ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat participated in a high-level panel on jobs and economic opportunities during the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region from 23-24 January, at which the UN appealed for over $4.6 billion to help Syrians and host communities.

  5. Blog

    Are global supply chains creating new service jobs?

    20 January 2017

    The number of jobs related to the “servicification of manufacturing” has been growing much faster than the total number of jobs in global supply chains.

  6. Blog - World Economic Forum, Davos 2017

    There’s still time to make globalization work for all – Let’s start by fixing wage inequality

    20 January 2017

    ILO head sees global political developments of the last few months as a revolt of the dispossessed, of people – workers – who feel they haven’t benefited from globalization.

  7. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2017

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers and their families now ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    18 January 2017

    Foreign ships entering the ports of States for which the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is in force will be inspected for compliance by port State control authorities.

  8. © IEMS HKUST 2017

    Skills for the future

    ILO, Russia renew cooperation on skills and G20 Training Strategy

    18 January 2017

    The project will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means to support productivity, competitiveness and growth.

  9. © Miguel Schincariol / AFP 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    12 January 2017

    Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

  10. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 report

    06 January 2017