News

May 2016

  1. World Humanitarian Summit 2016

    Event highlights decent work in addressing Syrian refugee crisis

    25 May 2016

    A high-level ILO side event held in Istanbul underlines the role of decent work in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis.

  2. © Mohamad Badarne 2016

    Occupied Arab territories

    ILO calls for renewed efforts to promote peace, decent jobs and social justice for Palestinian workers

    25 May 2016

    Applying the principles of social justice and decent work could help to address persistent inequalities, tensions and vulnerability in the West Bank and Gaza.

  3. Gulf Cooperation Council

    New UAE-ILO programme to set example in developing labour market governance

    23 May 2016

    The ILO and UAE launch a new joint programme to improve labour market information systems and governance in the Gulf State, the first such example of collaboration with the ILO in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

  4. ILO Blog

    How do workers fare in the gig economy?

    20 May 2016

    A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.

  5. European social model

    ILO calls on EU countries to boost and modernize social dialogue

    20 May 2016

    ILO Deputy Director-General insists on the crucial role social dialogue can play to achieve balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in European countries.

  6. © Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency 2016

    WESO 2016

    Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work

    18 May 2016

    After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.

  7. Article

    Sustainable tourism: A driving force of job creation, economic growth and development

    17 May 2016

    On the eve of the T20 Ministers’ meeting in China, ILO Tourism Specialist Lucie Servoz explains how sustainable tourism can be a driving force for decent work, economic growth and sustainable development.

  8. Blog

    How to reach a new audience with the bread-and-butter of the ILO?

    13 May 2016

  9. Press release

    A 30-day countdown to World Day against Child Labour 2016

    12 May 2016

    The focus of the 2016 World Day against Child Labour, on 12 June 2016, will be on child labour and supply chains.

  10. InfoStories

    Laying the foundations of social justice

    12 May 2016

    The ILO is a UN specialized agency dealing with labour issues. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. In 1969, the Organization received the Nobel Peace Prize.