News

May 2014

  1. Labour Migration

    ILO head calls for fair migration agenda

    16 May 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges better national and international coordination on migration policy at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm

  2. © Wang Zhao / AFP 2015

    Maternity and paternity at work

    Maternity protection makes headway amid vast global gaps

    13 May 2014

    Despite progress in maternity benefits and a trend supporting paternity leave, an ILO report finds most women around the world are still not protected at work.

  3. © Peter Parks / AFP 2015

    Maternity and paternity at work

    Economic crisis lends unexpected support to families in some countries

    13 May 2014

    An ILO report says a surprising side effect of the crisis in some countries was a lift to families, including better benefits for maternity and parental leave.

April 2014

  1. © Khalil Mazraawi / AFP 2015

    ILO Study

    Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan highlights urgency of fundamental job market issues

    30 April 2014

    The adverse labour market effects of Syrian refugees working in Jordan can be averted or reversed with comprehensive measures.

  2. © Munir uz Zaman / AFP 2015

    Garment industry in Bangladesh

    ILO: Rana Plaza is an opportunity to change how global supply chains operate

    24 April 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Gilbert Houngbo says that the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh which killed over 1,100 garment workers in April 2013 can be a catalyst for change.

  3. Maritime Labour Convention

    New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  4. Tackling inequalities

    Global jobs gap widens even as recovery takes hold

    11 April 2014

    In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.

  5. © Z.Hossain Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2015

    Bangladesh

    Ryder: Rana Plaza legacy must be improved working conditions globally

    03 April 2014

    The ILO Director-General highlights the human cost of poor working conditions and calls for action to ensure the Rana Plaza tragedy is not repeated.

  6. © ILO/Apex 2015

    ILO study

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon face harsh working conditions

    02 April 2014

    An ILO assessment of Syrian refugee employment in Lebanon finds that low wages, high unemployment and lack of labour market regulation pose serious challenges to livelihoods for both residents and refugees in host communities.

March 2014

  1. © Arnaud Mugisha 2015

    School-to-work transition

    Does investing in education pay off for African youth?

    12 March 2014

    In sub-Saharan Africa, a stable, well-paid job is often an impossible dream, even for educated young people, according to an ILO report.