July 2016

  1. Blog

    Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on

    18 July 2016

    Nelson Mandela left us in December 2013. But his legacy lives on. And we continue to celebrate International Mandela Day on 18 July, his birthday.

  2. New report

    Labour provisions in trade agreements don’t hurt business

    18 July 2016

    New ILO report looks at how the increasing number of labour provisions in trade agreements are impacting the world of work.

  3. © Jiri Rezac / Climate Group 2016


    How China is getting ready for the future of work

    15 July 2016

    Representatives from the Chinese government, the academia and enterprises discussed and agreed in-depth research is needed on the future of work in China and its effects on the well-being of people and sustainable growth.

  4. World Youth Skills Day

    GE Foundation and ILO launch Global Youth Internship Programme

    15 July 2016

    To help inspire and prepare young people for a rapidly changing and highly competitive job market, the GE Foundation is launching an innovative learning programme to provide 16 to 18 year olds with a practical work experiences in STEM careers for the workforce of tomorrow.

  5. G20 Labour Ministers meeting

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers act to advance decent work

    13 July 2016

    G20 labour ministers’ Beijing Declaration stresses that “productive employment and decent work are the foundation of the livelihoods of people across the world”.

  6. International AIDS Conference

    Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO HIV Initiative

    13 July 2016

    The initial phase of voluntary counselling and testing for workers—the VCT@WORK Initiative— shows encouraging results; and demonstrates that workplaces are “uniquely” placed to reduce the HIV testing gap.

  7. News

    Actress Mariana Renata lends her voice in support of HIV testing at work

    12 July 2016

    French Indonesian actress, Mariana Renata, has joined forces with the ILO in promoting voluntary counselling and HIV testing for workers - the VCT@WORK Initiative.

  8. G20 Labour Ministers meeting

    ILO Director-General: “Persistent slow growth weakening the outlook for jobs and wages”

    12 July 2016

    In a briefing to G20 Labour and Employment ministries meeting in China, Guy Ryder has raised concerns that poor prospects for economic growth risk becoming entrenched.

  9. Domestic work

    Labour informality affects almost 80 per cent of the 18 million domestic workers in Latin America

    11 July 2016

    A new ILO study highlights the urgency in continuing legislative reform to match domestic women workers’ rights with those of the rest of the workforce, as well as complementary implementation measures. 12 countries from this region have ratified the ILO Domestic Workers Convention nº189. Its application, nonetheless, is still a colossal challenge.

  10. © Shen zhicheng / Imaginechina 2016

    Future of work

    Technology transforming industries critical for growth and jobs in ASEAN

    07 July 2016

    A new study by the International Labour Organization’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities shows that the robot age is already a reality in ASEAN countries. More than 60 per cent of enterprises surveyed in the region see new technologies as a positive for increasing sales, labour productivity and employment of highly skilled workers.