February 2016

  1. 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.

  2. © Benny Lin 2016

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    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. What are the challenges and opportunities for Unions in 2016?

    27 January 2016

    The trade union movement faces significant challenges in 2016, in particular the respect of workers’ rights in many countries. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) talks about the challenges and opportunities for unions in 2016.

  3. ILO chief to visit Jordan to examine effects of refugee crisis on labour market

    26 January 2016

    As jobs and employment take centre stage in the global response to the Syria refugee crisis, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder will visit Jordan to discuss employment options for refugees and ways to address the effects of the crisis on the Jordanian labour market.

  4. Labour and Employment Ministers of the BRICS countries adopted a joint declaration

    26 January 2016

    On 25–26 January, at the initiative of the Russian Federation, the first ever meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment was held in the city of Ufa, in order to discuss the areas of cooperation in the field of labour relations and employment, social security and social integration in the group’s member states.

  5. © Host Photo Agency 2016

    ILO Director-General: Growth is not the whole story

    26 January 2016

    ILO Director-General warns of risks to the middle class growth experienced in BRICS countries.

  6. United Kingdom joins renewed fight to end forced labour

    22 January 2016

    The UK has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, adding its support to Norway and Niger in the campaign to end modern slavery.