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.Read
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.Read
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.Read
The March session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 24 March. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.
Programmes and results
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.
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.
ILO and the G20
Artworks brings together artists to raise awareness, promote fundamental rights and advocate for social change on world of work issues.
World of work trends
- World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2017
- Global Wage Report 2016/17
- Non-standard employment around the world: Understanding challenges, shaping prospects
- World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016
- Women at Work Trends 2016
- Global estimates on migrant workers
- Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour
- Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world