News

November 2015

  1. Safety inspections for targeted Bangladesh export-oriented RMG factories complete

    09 November 2015

    The Government of Bangladesh has completed the inspection phase of its efforts to assess exporting ready-made garment (RMG) factories for structural, fire and electrical safety with emphasis now switching to remediation.

  2. © Jure Makovec / AFP 2016

    ILO discusses world of work response to global refugee crisis

    06 November 2015

    The growing number of people displaced by war, persecution and poverty has profound implications for labour markets.

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    José Antonio Ocampo joins the ILO in the fight for universal social protection

    06 November 2015

    The former Colombian finance minister and current Columbia University professor has been appointed by the ILO as Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on universal social protection.

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    ILO Forum agrees principles of regulation for call centre and telecom services employment

    04 November 2015

    A tripartite meeting at the ILO looks to improve regulation of work relationships in a rapidly changing industry.

October 2015

  1. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2016

    Economic and Social Councils adopt declaration to promote workplace compliance

    30 October 2015

    An international meeting in The Hague on workplace compliance concludes with a course of action for national social dialogue institutions.

  2. ILO launches Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors

    28 October 2015

    The new ILO network will look for ways companies can support the development of national social protection systems.

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    11 major companies to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace

    28 October 2015

    The new Global Business and Disability Network Charter is a global tool for businesses to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the world of work

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    ILO 50 for Freedom Campaign Kicks Off

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new global campaign to end modern slavery, in partnership with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The 50 for Freedom campaign aims to mobilize public support and influence in at least 50 countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol by 2018. Sign up to support the campaign at 50forfreedom.org/ and share your tweets with #50ff.

  5. Stars sign up to end modern slavery

    20 October 2015

    Robin Wright, David Oyelowo and Wagner Moura give voice to victims of modern slavery, as the International Labour Organization launches its 50 for Freedom campaign.

  6. ILO to launch global campaign to end modern slavery

    19 October 2015