• ILO Governing Body concludes 337th session

    The ILO Governing Body ended its 337th session on 7 November 2019. ILO News discussed the highlights of the session with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

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  • 100 years of maternity protection

    100 years ago, the ILO adopted the first-ever international standard on maternity protection. Since that Convention, the definition of maternity protection has expanded and its importance has become more widely appreciated – including as an essential element in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of good health, gender equality, decent work and economic growth. But, despite this progress, many mothers and mothers-to-be still face serious challenges in the workplace.


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  • The power of small: Unlocking the potential of SMEs

    Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises are responsible for more than two thirds of all jobs worldwide. But despite providing a huge share of global employment, SMEs still face major challenges when it comes to working conditions, productivity and informality. Explore this InfoStory to find out how the ILO is supporting SMEs to reach their full potential and securing a better future of work for everyone.

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  • © ILO

    New ILO research identifies policies to tackle poverty and inequality

    Combining active labour market policies with income support makes both measures more effective in tackling poverty and helping people find decent work, a new report finds.

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Programmes and results

  1. ILO's 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.

Cooperation

  1. Partnering for Development

    With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO today has a bigger portfolio than ever with some 600 active programmes and projects in more than 100 countries.

  2. ILO projects worldwide

    Discover ILO's Development Cooperation Dashboard

  3. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

World of Work magazine

  1. Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

    Working for peace and social justice

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.