April 2016

  1. © M. Kaman / Anadolu Agency 2016

    Berlin meeting

    ILO welcomes call for stronger efforts to promote decent work and inclusive growth

    05 April 2016

    A meeting between the German Chancellor and the heads of the OECD, WTO, IMF, World Bank and the ILO has agreed on the central role of decent work in meeting policy challenges in the coming year.

  2. 326th session of ILO Governing Body

    How the ILO is improving workers' protection through dialogue

    04 April 2016

    Interview with the President of the ILO’s Workers’ Group on the achievements of the governing body meeting held in March. Luc Cortebeeck explains how the protection of workers ‘rights in Qatar, Venezuela, Fiji and Guatemala was a major focus of the discussions as well as the protection of migrant workers and the application of international labour standards by multinational enterprises.

  3. © UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran 2016

    Reducing inequalities

    ILO: Domestic workers should have the right to rest

    04 April 2016

    ILO publication says domestic workers should enjoy the same right to sufficient rest as other workers.

March 2016

  1. © M. Crozet / ILO 2016

    Occupational Safety and Health

    ILO Conventions on Safety and Health in Construction and Mining enter into force for Turkey

    24 March 2016

    As part of the efforts to improve safety and health in the hazardous sectors of mining and construction, the Government is now bound to apply the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mining Convention, 1995 (No. 176). The value added of these ILO Conventions include requirements to develop a coherent national policy on safety and health in mining, and to articulate more clearly and implement more effectively the rights and duties of employers and workers and their representatives in both these sectors.

  2. © JAXPORT 2016

    Seafarers’ Identity Documents

    Security, seafarers’ shore leave and ILO Convention 185

    24 March 2016

    From 10 to 12 February, the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee, established to propose amendments to the Seafarer’s Identity Documents Convention, 2003 (No. 185), met to consider the difficulties that security requirements have placed on seafarers’ access to shore leave. Brandt Wagner, Head, Transport and Maritime Unit, ILO Sectoral Policies Department, spoke with ILO News about the meeting and how it dealt with issues around shore leave and security.

  3. © Raging Wire 2016

    European Union

    ILO welcomes strengthened EU focus on social issues

    23 March 2016

    The Organization stands ready to support the European Commission, which has launched a consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

  4. High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

    ILO calls for increase in global health sector workforce

    23 March 2016

    At the first meeting in Lyon, France, of a new UN multilateral commission, the ILO has highlighted a major increase in the health sector workforce as essential if the 2030 Agenda goals on health are to be realized.

  5. Joint UNESCO and UN - Water Press Release

    Water drives job creation and economic growth, says new UN report

    22 March 2016

    An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. This means that water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades, according to a UN report.

  6. © Tasos Markou / NurPhoto 2016

    High-level Section of the Governing Body

    Global migration crisis: The world of work must be part of the solution

    21 March 2016

    Tweets from a high-level panel discussion on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on labour markets, which was held at the 326th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  7. Youth employment

    ILO to increase evidence on what works for youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa

    17 March 2016