News room

December 2017

  1. © Ferry Latief / ILO 2018

    ILO launches global appeal for donations to support social protection floors

    19 December 2017

    For the first time, the International Labour Organization (ILO) makes donations by private households, enterprises and foundations possible.

  2. ILO to Present New Initiatives at Women’s Forum

    18 December 2017

    On 18 December 2017, Galina Karelova, Federation Council Vice Speaker, met with Olga Koulaeva, Director of the ILO DWT/CO for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  3. A Historical Day of International Cooperation in Azerbaijan

    15 December 2017

    On 15 December 2017, the ILO together with the UNDP and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSPP) of Azerbaijan signed a letter of Intent, making a commitment to developing their cooperation in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda in Azerbaijan and supporting the MLSPP in the implementation of the National Employment Strategy and expanding the country’s self-employment programme.

  4. Presentation of the Training Manual "Georgian Labour Law and International Labour Standards"

    14 December 2017

    On December 14, the High School of Justice of Georgia and the International Labour Organization presented the training manual – “Labour Law of Georgia and International Labour Standards”.

  5. Labour Code Amendments Discussed in Armenia

    14 December 2017

    In October of this year the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia requested ILO assistance in the ongoing Labour Code reform process.

  6. © Sharada Prasad CS 2018

    Social protection is affordable even in most low-income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  7. © Peretz Partensky 2018

    Uzbekistan ends systematic use of child labour and takes measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  8. Discussing HIV/AIDS with Motivational Speaker Svetlana Izambayeva

    05 December 2017

    'One of our greatest weapons against HIV/AIDS is knowledge. It is part of our HIV/AIDS personnel policy that all United Nations staff should be provided with sufficient, updated information to enable you to protect yourselves and your families from HIV infection and to cope with the presence of AIDS,’ reads the UN Personnel Policy on HIV/AIDS.

  9. © Nguyen A. / ILO 2018

    The future world of work must be fully inclusive of people with disabilities

    01 December 2017

    “People with disabilities, with their skills and talents, are an important asset to the labour markets today and in the future,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

November 2017

  1. © Rodrigo Soldon 2018

    ILO welcomes commitment to establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights

    30 November 2017

    UN agencies – including the ILO – human rights groups, athletes, employers’ and trade union organizations, governments and others, commit to setting up a centre tasked with helping tackle human rights risks associated with sports. The ILO welcomed the announcement, made at a November 30-December 1, 2017 meeting in Geneva.