News

January 2023

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    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

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    Rights of football players

    ILO welcomes discussions on decent work in the professional football sector

    16 January 2023

    The meeting follows the 2022 Global Labour Agreement (GLA) between the World Leagues Forum (WLF) and the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPRO).

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    WESO Trends 2023

    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.

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    Podcast

    Working time and work-life balance

    12 January 2023

    In the latest Future of Work podcast the ILO’s working time specialist, Jon Messenger, talks about how more flexible working arrangements, such as those used during the COVID-19 crisis, are good for the economy, good for business and good for workers.

  5. Violence and Harassment

    Ireland ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    12 January 2023

    Ireland is the 24th country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190 which aims to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.

  6. Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    The Global Accelerator: What it is and what it does in the future of work

    12 January 2023

    In the face or multiple global challenges, the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions has been launched to increase coordination of the multilateral system’s efforts to help countries create 400 million decent jobs in both developed and emerging economies, and to extend social protection to 4 billion people who are currently excluded.

  7. Labour Inspection

    Botswana ratifies two key conventions on labour inspection

    10 January 2023

    Botswana is the 149th country to ratify Convention No. 81 and the 56th to ratify Convention No. 129 promoting an effective system of labour inspection in commerce and industry, as well as agriculture.

  8. Article

    Brighter light and higher hopes: Solar energy systems keep technical schools running in Lebanon

    10 January 2023

    The ILO provided a number of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) schools with solar systems in Lebanon to keep their doors open and trained their students on solar panel installation and maintenance to build their skills and help them find job opportunities amid the country’s multifaceted crisis.

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    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of global labour markets and social trends

    10 January 2023

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023", which looks at the impact of economic slowdown on the global labour market.

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    WEF meeting in Davos

    The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice. Here's why

    09 January 2023

    Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the ILO Director-General outlines why greater social justice is needed to reinvigorate social progress and respond to the impact of multiple global crises.