News

October 2016

  1. Press release

    Jordan’s garment sector removed from US forced labour listing

    09 October 2016

    Collaborating with the ILO on the Better Work Jordan programme is one of the country’s most significant steps to combat forced labour in the garment industry, United States Department of Labor report says.

  2. © Daniel Garzon/AFP 2016

    Nobel Peace Prize

    ILO Director-General welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for Colombian President Santos

    08 October 2016

  3. News

    Guy Ryder says decent work key to reducing poverty, inequality and breaking out of the slow growth trap

    07 October 2016

    In statements to the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the World Bank Development Committee in Washington, the head of the ILO noted that against the backdrop of slowing growth, the outlook for labour markets remains troubled and likely to worsen.

  4. © ILO 2016

    World Teachers Day

    The 50-year struggle to put teachers at the centre of quality education

    05 October 2016

    On World Teachers Day, we all have a stake in standing with teachers to make education a true force for peace, discovery and fulfilment.

  5. The cost of migration

    Pakistan's migrant workers pay punishing rates for the chance to work

    04 October 2016

    A new ILO survey, "The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," shows that many emigrants are paying potentially up to 20 times official rates for the right to work abroad.

September 2016

  1. Syrian Refugees and Labour Market

    ILO Turkey office provides skills training for 1,330 Syrian refugees and Turkish citizens

    29 September 2016

    A national plan and new investments needed to respond to the growing number of refugees, ILO Country Director says.

  2. Meeting of the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers

    Guy Ryder welcomes BRICS countries’ will to boost growth and decent work

    28 September 2016

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  3. Op-Ed

    Better Work is better business in global supply chains

    27 September 2016

  4. Jobs for peace

    ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank present joint statement to strengthen peacebuilding impact of employment programmes

    26 September 2016

  5. Better Work programme's assessment

    Improved working conditions in the apparel industry make workers’ lives better and businesses stronger

    26 September 2016

    An independent review of the Better Work programme shows significant gains in quality of life for workers in factories they advise, as well as enhanced productivity and profitability for those businesses involved.