News room

October 2018

  1. “Making the invisible visible”

    09 October 2018

    The 20th ILO International Conference of Labour Statisticians opened in Geneva on 10 October 2018. An interview with Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of ILO Statistics, about some of the key issues on the agenda.

  2. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2018

    Children need qualified teachers

    05 October 2018

    In a joint statement to mark World Teacher’s Day, the heads of ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP and Education International underline the need for quality teaching for the world’s schoolchildren.

  3. Regional conference on Labour Inspection in NIS

    03 October 2018

    The ILO-ACTRAV, in cooperation with the Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-PERC) organized a regional conference for the ITUC-PERC affiliates in the Newly Independent States (NIS) on 26-27 September in Tbilisi. The participants discussed challenges of effective functioning of the labour inspections to supervise implementation of labour and occupational health and safety standards. Taking part were trade union leaders, technical specialists and trade union labour inspectors from Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia.

  4. Ryder: Social dialogue, the key to a future of work with social justice

    02 October 2018

    At the opening of the 19th American Regional Meeting, ILO Director-General encourages governments, workers and employers to work together in order to face the challenges in the region.

September 2018

  1. © Pascal Böhme 2018

    ILO report shows progress on global pension coverage but benefits are low

    28 September 2018

    ILO calls on member States to ensure adequate pensions for all.

  2. Global leaders and companies pledge to reduce the gender pay gap by 2030

    26 September 2018

    On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, members of the Equal Pay International Coalition publicly demonstrated their commitment to close the gender pay gap.

  3. © Leon Neal / AFP 2018

    Remembering Mandela: “Let us walk the last mile together”

    24 September 2018

    The United Nations General Assembly in New York is holding a Peace Summit in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. In a statement to mark the occasion, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, describes Mandela as a lasting source of inspiration in the pursuit of peace and social justice.

  4. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    24 September 2018

  5. Value Chain Analysis: Joint Project for Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Kyrgyzstan

    20 September 2018

    The JIA Business Association and the International Labour Organization are joining efforts to implement a pilot project in Kyrgyzstan to empower vulnerable families and eliminate the worst forms of child labour.

  6. ILO Deputy Head: Alarming gender equality gaps persist across the globe

    20 September 2018

    Obstacles to gender equality are stopping women fulfilling their aspirations, and preventing societies and economies becoming more inclusive, prosperous, peaceful, and secure.