• © Christine Bedenis, Challenging Heights

    Caught in slavery’s nets – testimony of a child in slavery

    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 25 March

    On Ghana’s Lake Volta, thousands of children are exploited in the fishing industry, forced to carry out dangerous jobs that put their lives at risk. ​Here is the story of a boy who managed to escape.

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  • ILO revises its landmark Declaration on multinational enterprises

    The revised Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adds principles to the Declaration addressing decent work issues related to social security, forced labour, transition from the informal to the formal economy, access to remedy and compensation of victims, inter alia.

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  • © Ryan Brown / UN Women

    Driving change for women’s empowerment is everyone’s responsibility

    The importance of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women in promoting gender equality and economic empowerment is growing fast. And its message of inclusive economies is resonating as a powerful way to break the cycle of poverty globally.

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  • Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree

    ILO-Gallup report

    New landmark report clearly shows that concerns regarding gender equality and achieving a better work-family balance resonate around the world.

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Programmes and results

  1. Better living and working conditions for deaf workers in Haiti

    Better Work, a collaboration between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the ILO, has joined forces with an innovative foundation to improve factory clinics and boost the quality of life for a group of deaf workers in Haiti.

  2. ILO's five flagship programmes

    The ILO has integrated many of its existing technical projects into five flagship programmes, designed to enhance the efficency and impact of its development cooperation with constituents on a global scale.

ArtWorks

  1. Artists engagement programme

    Artworks brings together artists to raise awareness, promote fundamental rights and advocate for social change on world of work issues.

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Director-General

  1. World Water Day 2017

    Why waste water?

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  3. Skills for employment knowledge sharing platform