News

November 2017

  1. Questions and Answers

    ILO Governing Body wraps up its 331st session

    13 November 2017

    The November session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 9 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  2. Media advisory

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to attend child labour conference in Buenos Aires

    10 November 2017

  3. © Stephen Morton 2017

    331st ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body calls for “integrated ILO strategy” to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector

    09 November 2017

    The ILO Governing Body has asked the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to present a strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector to be presented in March 2018.

  4. 331st ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

    08 November 2017

    At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.

  5. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    Argentina to host the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    07 November 2017

    The international meeting will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 14-16 November and will address the consolidation of the global commitment to the eradication of child labour. Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives from 193 countries will be attending.

  6. Questions and Answers

    Towards the universal ratification of Convention No. 144

    06 November 2017

    As it moves towards the celebration of its centenary in 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a campaign to promote the universal ratification of the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No.144).

  7. Decent work

    How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  8. Blog

    Volunteers count. Their work deserves to be counted.

    02 November 2017

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development explicitly recognises volunteer groups as stakeholders to support grassroots implementation of the 17 Goals. And yet, statistics on volunteers, the work they do, the skills and time they contribute to improve the lives of others are, for the most part, lacking. The International Labour Organisation (ILO)—in partnership with UNV—wants to change that.

October 2017

  1. Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour

    Accreditation open for the Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour in Argentina

    31 October 2017

  2. Rural 21 Article: Tapping the potential of rural youth, Vol. 51 Nr. 3/2017

    Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development