March 2024

  1. News

    Female employment improves in numbers and quality in this century

    09 March 2024

    In the 21st century, most newly created jobs were for women, who also benefited more from occupational upgrading. Despite progress, gender gaps in employment and job quality persist.

  2. News

    New partnership to advance occupational health agreed between ILO and Japan’s University of Occupational and Environmental Health

    08 March 2024

    The International Labour Organization and Japan’s University of Occupational and Environmental Health and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will create the basis for a collaboration to strengthen workers' access to occupational health services worldwide.

  3. © Asian Development Bank 2024

    Rights of domestic workers

    New ILO policy brief calls for domestic workers to be included in care policies to ensure their rights at work

    08 March 2024

    Domestic workers play an integral and increasing role in care provision but lack access to labour rights and social protection. Governments and social partners need to act.

  4. International Women's Day

    Gender equality matters for all of us

    07 March 2024

    In his message for International Women’s Day, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, says there is no social justice without gender equality.

  5. News

    Moving towards equality: The role of care work in the Latin American labour market

    07 March 2024

    Analysing the intersection between gender, employment and care, the ILO presents a detailed report that calls for transformative action to redistribute care work around co-responsibility and social justice.

  6. © Jared J. Kohler / ILO 2024

    Care economy

    Investing in care policies can create millions of jobs in MENA, new ILO report finds

    07 March 2024

    Marking International Women’s Day, the International Labour Organization Regional Office for Arab States (ILO ROAS) launched a pivotal report on the labour market impact of investing in the care economy in the Middle East and North Africa.

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    Maritime sector

    ILO and IMO recommend new steps against shipboard violence, harassment, and sexual assault

    06 March 2024

    The organizations’ recommendations include amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, a new IMO mandatory training for seafarers, and a joint IMO/ILO international awareness campaign.

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Tackling gender segregation: How a new policy tool can finally help bring about change

    06 March 2024

    In the world of work, men and women are often segregated by their type of work, one main reason that women suffered more job losses during the COVID-19 crisis than men. Now, a joint program of UN Women and the ILO has developed a new tool to help policymakers rethink the design of sectoral policies and make informed decisions on where to invest to have a greater impact on gender equality.

  9. © August de Richelieu 2024

    Women in business

    Employer and business membership organizations make progress on gender equality but glass ceilings persist

    05 March 2024

    The ILO’s Bureau for Employers´ Activities and the International Organisation of Employers assessed progress made by national employer and business membership organizations over six years.

  10. Development cooperation

    ILO and Qatar sign new 4-year programme to advance labour reforms

    04 March 2024

    The new 4-year programme aims to consolidate the efforts of previous years and strengthen labour market policies and institutions in Qatar.