News and events on global supply chains

April 2020

  1. Preliminary analysis of a garment industry survey in Ethiopia on COVID-19 impact

    16 April 2020

    The ILO conducted 20 semi-structured interviews with managers from garment and textile factories in Ethiopia from 1-3 April 2020. Presented here are preliminary summary results from the conversations.

February 2020

  1. Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees and host communities

    20 - 24 April 2020

    This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon the experiences and lessons learnt from the ILO-UNHCR collaboration as well as from ILO projects implementing the approach in different countries.

  2. © ILO 2021

    Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall

    05 February 2020

    Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

January 2020

  1. © Bart Versteeg 2021

    Next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 January 2020

    A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

December 2019

  1. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    11 May - 5 June 2020

    This online course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.

November 2019

  1. Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  2. Technical Meeting on Achieving Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    25 - 28 February 2020

July 2019

  1. Reflecting on the role of cooperatives in global supply chains at the 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    30 July 2019

    A paper on the role of cooperatives in advancing decent work in global supply chains was presented at the 6th Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) Conference that took place in the ILO Headquarters in Geneva from 8 to 10 July 2019.

November 2018

  1. Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue

    12 - 15 February 2019

    In accordance with the decision taken by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) at its 334th Session (November 2018), the ILO will organize a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue, which will be held at the ILO headquarters, in Geneva, from 12 to 15 February 2019.

July 2018

  1. Occupational safety and health within sustainable sourcing policies of multinational enterprises

    24 July 2018

    How are MNEs influencing their suppliers to improve OSH in agriculture? What are possible entry points for action? Join us to discuss research findings focusing on agriculture and textile.