News

May 2017

  1. © Jonathan Ernst / World Bank 2017

    Questions and Answers

    ILO meeting to focus on jobs and skills mismatch

    10 May 2017

    ILO News talked to Paul Comyn, Senior Vocational Skills and Development Specialist in the ILO’s SKILLS branch, about the key focuses of the first annual International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch from 11-12 May in Geneva.

  2. Forced labour

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador meets victims of forced labour

    09 May 2017

    Ahead of the launch of the 50 for Freedom campaign in Brazil, ILO Goodwill Ambassador, Wagner Moura, heard the testimonies of a group of workers who were rescued from forced labour.

  3. International Labour Conference

    Media accreditation information for the 106th ILO International Labour Conference

    09 May 2017

  4. © ILO/Nisreen Bathish 2017

    New ILO report

    Reforming visa sponsorship systems for migrant workers can benefit destination countries in the Middle East

    08 May 2017

    Reforming the current visa sponsorship arrangements that govern temporary labour migration in the Middle East would have wide-ranging benefits – from improving working conditions and better meeting the needs of employers, to boosting the economy and labour market productivity, according to a new ILO report.

  5. Blog

    New technologies and the dynamics of job creation

    03 May 2017

    The debate on the future of work needs to go beyond just forecasting the expected scale of job losses, writes the ILO’s Irmgard Nübler.

  6. ILO response to Syria refugee crisis

    ILO online learning programme introduces Syrian refugees to their workplace rights in Jordan

    02 May 2017

    The programme is part of on-going efforts by the ILO to help formalize the work of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

April 2017

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    How data can protect workers’ health and lives

    28 April 2017

    This year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health data. Dr Francisco Santos-O'Connor (ILO Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health – OSH for Asia) explains the importance of optimizing the collection and use of these data.

  2. © ILO/Maxime Fossat 2017

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Flash mob, toolbox talks rally workplace safety in the Philippines

    27 April 2017

    Youth rise up against workplace accidents and illnesses through flash mob and toolbox talks to mark the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Philippines.

  3. © Taehohn Lee 2017

    Blog

    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  4. Article

    ILO: Health and Safety of Workers to Be Firmly Embedded in Sustainable Development Agenda

    11 April 2017

    “The International Labour Organization seeks to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related injuries and diseases, to ensure that the health and safety of all workers is firmly embedded in the sustainable development agenda, and to support sustainable action on OSH at all levels,” said Nancy Leppink, Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO).