May 2016

  1. 105th session of the International Labour Conference

    ILO head calls on global community “to bring about the future of work that we all want”

    30 May 2016

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, has told delegates to the 105th International Labour Conference that the world of work is key to meeting the many challenges humanity faces.

  2. Official visit

    Switzerland calls on the ILO to meet challenges relating to the future of work

    30 May 2016

    The guest of honour at the opening day of the 105th International Labour Conference, Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann advocates a strong ILO, ready to respond to rapid change in the world of work.

  3. © Mopaw Foundation 2016

    Labour migration

    International cooperation is essential to promote migrant domestic workers’ rights

    27 May 2016

    Sharing good practice and experience in both countries sending and receiving workers is key to improve migrant domestic workers’ rights, says Maria Elena Valenzuela, Project Coordinator, ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their families. outlines the findings of the latest research on the impact of stress in the workplace.

  4. Blog

    What’s on the agenda at this year’s International Labour Conference?

    26 May 2016

    The 105th Session of the International Labour Conference gets under way in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 May – 10 June. Here’s a primer on the main issues that will be discussed.

  5. Maritime Labour Convention

    Myanmar becomes the 75th State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    26 May 2016

    The ILO and Myanmar make history with the ratification of a key Convention

  6. World Humanitarian Summit 2016

    Event highlights decent work in addressing Syrian refugee crisis

    25 May 2016

    A high-level ILO side event held in Istanbul underlines the role of decent work in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis.

  7. © Mohamad Badarne 2016

    Occupied Arab territories

    ILO calls for renewed efforts to promote peace, decent jobs and social justice for Palestinian workers

    25 May 2016

    Applying the principles of social justice and decent work could help to address persistent inequalities, tensions and vulnerability in the West Bank and Gaza.

  8. Gulf Cooperation Council

    New UAE-ILO programme to set example in developing labour market governance

    23 May 2016

    The ILO and UAE launch a new joint programme to improve labour market information systems and governance in the Gulf State, the first such example of collaboration with the ILO in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

  9. Blog

    How do workers fare in the gig economy?

    20 May 2016

    A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.

  10. European social model

    ILO calls on EU countries to boost and modernize social dialogue

    20 May 2016

    ILO Deputy Director-General insists on the crucial role social dialogue can play to achieve balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in European countries.