July 2016

  1. G20 Labour Ministers meeting

    ILO Director-General: “Persistent slow growth weakening the outlook for jobs and wages”

    12 July 2016

    In a briefing to G20 Labour and Employment ministries meeting in China, Guy Ryder has raised concerns that poor prospects for economic growth risk becoming entrenched.

  2. Domestic work

    Labour informality affects almost 80 per cent of the 18 million domestic workers in Latin America

    11 July 2016

    A new ILO study highlights the urgency in continuing legislative reform to match domestic women workers’ rights with those of the rest of the workforce, as well as complementary implementation measures. 12 countries from this region have ratified the ILO Domestic Workers Convention nº189. Its application, nonetheless, is still a colossal challenge.

  3. © Shen zhicheng / Imaginechina 2017

    Future of work

    Technology transforming industries critical for growth and jobs in ASEAN

    07 July 2016

    A new study by the International Labour Organization’s Bureau for Employers’ Activities shows that the robot age is already a reality in ASEAN countries. More than 60 per cent of enterprises surveyed in the region see new technologies as a positive for increasing sales, labour productivity and employment of highly skilled workers.

  4. Inter-agency partnerships

    UNHCR and ILO sign new agreement to help displaced people find work

    01 July 2016

    Agencies expand collaboration to find long-term solutions for refugees and others displaced by conflict and persecution.

June 2016

  1. Blog

    The call for adequate minimum wages is growing louder everywhere

    30 June 2016

    Dozens of countries have sought ILO’s assistance to set up minimum-wage policies over the past five years. According to our team of experts, the trend shows no signs of slowing.

  2. Business and persons with disabilities

    More major companies sign the Global Business and Disability Network Charter

    29 June 2016

    Launched last October, the Charter is a global tool for businesses to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the world of work.

  3. Blog

    12 things we learned at the International Labour Conference

    27 June 2016

    As part of our coverage of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, we sat down with experts on a whole range of topics to look at some of the biggest issues facing the world of work. These talks were broadcast live to an audience of thousands of people worldwide, who shared their thoughts and questions with our experts. Here’s a short list of some of the things that we learned.

  4. © Presidencia Colombia / JD Tena 2017


    ILO Director-General congratulates Colombia for "historic step" towards peace

    24 June 2016

    Guy Ryder says that the Havana bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreement to end hostilities and lay down arms will bring opportunities and challenges, including employment, and that the ILO stands ready to assist.

  5. 105th session of the International Labour Conference

    The realization of decent work in Global supply chains: ILO’s role is recognized

    23 June 2016

    The President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, looks back over the results of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, and reflects in particular on ILO’s role in the realization of decent work in global supply chains. Mr Cortebeeck also sets out the position of the Workers’ Group on the cases of violations of international labour standards, the subject of decent work for peace and resilience and the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

  6. © M. Fleischmann / World Bank 2017

    Report on active labour market policies

    ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps

    21 June 2016

    At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for a new approach based on active labour market policies to address the current economic slowdown.