July 2016

  1. © 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.

  2. Inter-agency partnerships

    UNHCR and ILO sign new agreement to help displaced people find work

    01 July 2016

    Agencies expand collaboration to find long-term solutions for refugees and others displaced by conflict and persecution.

June 2016

  1. Blog

    The call for adequate minimum wages is growing louder everywhere

    30 June 2016

    Dozens of countries have sought ILO’s assistance to set up minimum-wage policies over the past five years. According to our team of experts, the trend shows no signs of slowing.

  2. Business and persons with disabilities

    More major companies sign the Global Business and Disability Network Charter

    29 June 2016

    Launched last October, the Charter is a global tool for businesses to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the world of work.

  3. Blog

    12 things we learned at the International Labour Conference

    27 June 2016

    As part of our coverage of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, we sat down with experts on a whole range of topics to look at some of the biggest issues facing the world of work. These talks were broadcast live to an audience of thousands of people worldwide, who shared their thoughts and questions with our experts. Here’s a short list of some of the things that we learned.

  4. © Presidencia Colombia / JD Tena 2016


    ILO Director-General congratulates Colombia for "historic step" towards peace

    24 June 2016

    Guy Ryder says that the Havana bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreement to end hostilities and lay down arms will bring opportunities and challenges, including employment, and that the ILO stands ready to assist.

  5. 105th session of the International Labour Conference

    The realization of decent work in Global supply chains: ILO’s role is recognized

    23 June 2016

    The President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, looks back over the results of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, and reflects in particular on ILO’s role in the realization of decent work in global supply chains. Mr Cortebeeck also sets out the position of the Workers’ Group on the cases of violations of international labour standards, the subject of decent work for peace and resilience and the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

  6. © M. Fleischmann / World Bank 2016

    Report on active labour market policies

    ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps

    21 June 2016

    At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for a new approach based on active labour market policies to address the current economic slowdown.

  7. Media advisory

    ILO to issue new report on the impact of Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    17 June 2016

  8. Press release

    ILO formulates policy options for upward convergence in the EU

    16 June 2016

    A new ILO publication examines the differences in socio-economic performance between EU Member States and formulates policy options for upward convergence.