January 2016

  1. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016 report

    12 January 2016

  2. Slideshow

    “No to child labour in Turkey’s hazelnut gardens”

    08 January 2016

    An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.

December 2015

  1. International Migrants Day 2015

    ILO announces winners of global media competition on reporting fairly on labour migration

    16 December 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that articles on migrant mothers in South Africa and the challenges faced by female migrants in Mexico were the winning entries in its global competition on fair media reporting of the labour migration issue.

  2. © Xue hun / Imaginechina 2016

    International Migrants Day

    New ILO figures show 150 million migrants in the global workforce

    16 December 2015

    A new ILO statistical study provides estimates on labour migration, including regions and industries where international migrant workers are established and a special focus on migrants in domestic work.

  3. Blog

    How EU countries managed the crisis: the work done and the road ahead

    15 December 2015

    Seven years after the financial crisis, labour markets across the EU are still struggling to bounce back. To understand why, the ILO analysed over 500 anti-crisis policy measures. Here are our conclusions.

  4. © Dominique Faget / AFP 2016

    COP 21

    ILO welcomes new climate change agreement committing nations to a just transition and the creation of decent work

    15 December 2015

    As the world moves to implement the Paris Agreement the ILO welcomes the recognition of the role of decent work in the transition.

  5. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2016

    Decent work

    ILO welcomes new UNDP report that places decent work at the heart of sustainable development

    14 December 2015

    Decent work and human development “mutually reinforcing”, says new analysis on improving quality of life.

  6. Inter-agency partnerships

    ILO and UNOPS to increase cooperation in fragile situations

    11 December 2015

    The ILO and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering several areas of cooperation, especially in fragile situations.

  7. Media Advisory

    ILO to issue new global estimates of migrant workers and migrant domestic workers

    11 December 2015

  8. 2015 Labour Overview

    ILO: 1.7 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean

    10 December 2015

    The ILO’s 2015 Labour Overview indicates that the economic slowdown has caused a rise in unemployment, particularly among women and young people, and there are signs of increased informality. The situation is worrying and poses policy challenges to the countries of the region. Unemployment could rise again in 2016.