News

September 2017

  1. Modern slavery and child labour

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  2. Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

    Social dialogue can contribute to sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth

    18 September 2017

    Heads of state and government as well as those of the ILO and the OECD will present a new publication on the business case for social dialogue between the social partners and with governments.

  3. © Asrian Mirza / ILO 2017

    Gender equality

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    18 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  4. Media advisory

    Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

    15 September 2017

  5. Youth and Employment in North Africa Conference

    ILO to host the first High-Level Conference on Youth and Employment in North Africa

    12 September 2017

  6. “1+6” Roundtable Meeting

    Promoting an open, invigorated and inclusive world economy

    12 September 2017

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issue joint statement calling for mutually-beneficial economic globalization at the “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  7. Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

    China trade, investment and projects create 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    07 September 2017

    The first research carried out on the impact of economic relations with China on the volume and quality of employment in the region highlights the lack of knowledge on the subject, and sheds light on a relationship that has intensified and is taking on “growing complexity”.

  8. XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Global action needed to tackle rising work-related injuries and diseases, ILO says

    07 September 2017

    Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.

  9. World Congress on Safety and Health in Singapore

    ILO head calls for global coalition on safety and health at work

    04 September 2017

    2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses - 2.4 million of these deaths can be attributed to work-related diseases alone.

August 2017

  1. © Caia Image / Science Photo Lib 2017

    World Congress on Safety and Health in Singapore

    New Global Estimates on Workplace Injury and Illness and Emerging OSH Challenges to be presented

    29 August 2017