News

July 2017

  1. © Adri Berger / ILO 2017

    Skills and trade

    ILO, WTO launch study on investing in skills for inclusive trade

    04 July 2017

    Enhancing the skills of a country’s workforce lifts the export performance of its enterprises and better prepares them to meet foreign competition in the domestic market, according to economists from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  2. 5th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    ILO meeting to focus on major transformations in the world of work

    03 July 2017

    Three-day gathering of international experts is expected to provide policy guidance related to sweeping change in the world of work.

June 2017

  1. Blog

    What have we learned about helping women with conditional cash transfers?

    30 June 2017

    Between 2001 and 2002, Argentina suffered one of the worst economic crises in its history. Unemployment rose, the share of people living below the poverty line increased and political instability and social unrest ensued.

  2. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    Syrian refugees in Jordan welcome work permits, but challenges persist

    28 June 2017

    New ILO study, prepared in collaboration with UNHCR, looks at the impact of work permits provided to Syrian refugees in Jordan that has resulted in thousands of them formally joining the Jordanian workforce.

  3. © European Commission DG ECHO 2017

    Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit in Berlin

    Guy Ryder says policy choices matter greatly to improve labour migration

    28 June 2017

    Speaking in the German capital, the ILO Director-General said that finding a decent job remains by far the main incentive for migration.

  4. © Carsten ten Brink 2017

    Child labour and forced labour

    ILO monitoring of the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan

    27 June 2017

  5. Media advisory

    WTO and ILO to issue “Investing in Skills for Inclusive Trade” report

    27 June 2017

  6. Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)

    ILO business management training programme has led to the creation of 9 million jobs globally

    27 June 2017

    The Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) course has trained 15 million people and resulted in the start-up of at least 2.65 million new businesses, ILO study says.

  7. 106th International Labour Conference

    ILO standards can help regulate migration

    26 June 2017

    In his last interview as President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck looks back at the results of the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference. According to the head of the workers, ILO standards can help protect migrant workers. Cortebeeck also highlights the many cases of violations of international labour standards around the globe, the adoption of a new standard on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience; and the implementation of fundamental principles and rights at work.

  8. Skills

    ILO STED programme targets sectors for growth through increasing skills in developing economies

    22 June 2017

    The Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme is improving skills to help spread the benefits of trade and economic growth.