News

December 2016

  1. High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Health Employment and Economic Growth

    ILO welcomes five-year action plan to increase investments in the global health workforce

    15 December 2016

    The ILO will support countries in implementing the recommendations of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, with game-changing ideas, policy advice and technical assistance.

  2. Press release

    ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue

    14 December 2016

    "Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. News

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder hails working conditions progress in Bangladesh

    13 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has praised progress made by Bangladesh to improve working conditions and grow its economy while calling for the benefits of development to be shared fairly.

  4. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    ILO’s Asia-Pacific labour conference calls for more efforts to achieve equitable economic growth with decent work

    13 December 2016

    The meeting discussed issues affecting employment and the world of work in the Asia, Pacific and Arab States.

  5. News

    Development partners signal intent to continue ready-made garment sector support in Bangladesh

    12 December 2016

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as the ILO signed a Memorandum of Intent to continue efforts to improve conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry.

  6. © A. González Farran / UNAMID 2017

    Health economy

    Globally millions of jobs are needed to ensure essential health care

    09 December 2016

    An estimated 50 million decent jobs are missing to address essential global health requirements, while much of the care in the health economy is done by 57 million unpaid family workers, says new ILO study.

  7. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish latest Global Wage Report

    07 December 2016

  8. Asia and the Pacific

    Indonesian Vice President opens ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    06 December 2016

    Indonesia’s Vice President Mohammad Jusuf Kalla and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder opened the ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Bali, with a call for a greater emphasis on social justice in development.

  9. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  10. © B. Patel / ILO 2017

    Formalizing Domestic Work

    New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

    05 December 2016

    A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.