News

February 2016

  1. Press release

    Kingdom of Tonga becomes 187th ILO member State

    25 February 2016

  2. Sustainable Development Goals

    ILO Conference sets agenda for inclusive growth through decent work and social dialogue in Indonesia

    19 February 2016

    Participants to the high-level meeting agreed on developing an Indonesian Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals toward Decent Work for All.

  3. Forced Labour

    21st century abolitionist, Leonardo Sakamoto to speak at UN TEDx event

    11 February 2016

    The Brazilian human rights activist will discuss innovative solutions to fight Forced Labour as part of the TEDx event organized by the United Nations Office in Geneva.

  4. © Benny Lin 2016

    Fair migration

    A better way for Pakistani migrant workers to combat exploitation

    10 February 2016

    An internet service will make it easier for Pakistani workers abroad to make formal complaints in cases of alleged deception in recruitment or exploitation in employment.

  5. © Li Wenyong / World Bank 2016

    Youth employment

    Young and female: A double “strike” for women entering the workforce

    09 February 2016

    An ILO/MasterCard Foundation study sheds new light on the challenges facing young women’s participation in the world of work.

  6. International labour standards

    ILO publishes the annual report on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    05 February 2016

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

  7. Blog

    How do we know if we’re really helping migrant workers?

    05 February 2016

    The ILO GMS Triangle project has provided counseling and support services to over 60,000 migrant workers across the Greater Mekong Subregion and Malaysia. But understanding if those services were really helping them to realize their rights proved easier said than done. In our latest blog post, researcher Ben Harkins explains his approach.

  8. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Guy Ryder announces Global Youth Initiative

    01 February 2016

    A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce.

January 2016

  1. © ILO/ Awad Tawel 2016

    Refugee crisis

    Syria: Donors must help host countries meet refugee crisis

    29 January 2016

    Jobs and employment are key in the global response to the Syria refugee crisis. Ahead of a donor Conference on supporting Syria in London, ILO chief Guy Ryder visited Jordan to examine first-hand the effects of the massive refugee influx on the labour market, and to discuss employment options for refugees and the communities that host them.

  2. Oil and gas industry

    Oil and gas: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in polar climes

    29 January 2016

    A tripartite meeting considered the special circumstances influencing OSH for the oil and gas industry in the northern hemispheres coldest regions.