News

September 2016

  1. © See-ming Lee 2016

    Press release

    2016 Global Media Competition on “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration”

    14 September 2016

    ILO launches a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

  2. © Sandia Labs 2016

    Future of work

    "ILO needs to act as a catalyst to advance social and solidarity economy"

    14 September 2016

    The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.

  3. Press release

    Future of Work: ILO calls for more engagement of workers’ organizations

    14 September 2016

    At a high-level meeting in Almaty, the Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’Activities (ACTRAV) calls for more engagement of workers’organisations in the discussion and promotion of the ILO’s future of work initiative.

  4. © ASIF HASSAN / AFP 2016

    Press release

    Compensation arrangement agreed for victims of the Ali Enterprise factory fire in Pakistan

    10 September 2016

    An ILO enabled agreement has been reached on compensation for victims of the 2012 Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi.

  5. Sustainable Development Goals - Alliance 8.7

    Alliance 8.7: Time for a rethink in fighting forced labour in Africa

    08 September 2016

    With millions of African victims of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour, the continent needs to redefine its priorities for an inclusive strategic partnership to boost the implementation of the Alliance SDG 8.7.

  6. © ILO / Apex Image 2016

    News

    ILO launches new fair migration project for the Middle East

    07 September 2016

    The project will promote fair migration and address forced labour and trafficking, focusing on the domestic and construction work sectors.

  7. © Gao feng / Imaginechina 2016

    Press release

    ILO Director-General: China charts the future of work

    06 September 2016

    China is “shaping its own future”, Guy Ryder tells delegates to the first national dialogue on the future of work, but profound challenges lie ahead for the country, and for the planet.

  8. Memorandum of Understanding

    ILO-China strategic partnership consolidated with MOU renewal

    06 September 2016

    On the eve of ILO’s centenary and the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening-up Initiative, the ILO and the MOHRSS are re-defining their cooperation as a strategic partnership on the basis of important achievements made particularly in the last 15 years.

  9. © Marc Veraart 2016

    Press release

    ILO: Universal social protection already a reality in many developing countries

    06 September 2016

    At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”

  10. © Mehmet Kaman / Anadolu Agency 2016

    G20 Summit

    ILO Director-General welcomes G20 leaders’ commitment to tackle inequality and jobs deficits

    05 September 2016

    Speaking at the G20 Summit Guy Ryder has urged leaders to accelerate inclusive development to respond to growing employment and equality challenges.