News room

June 2017

  1. ILO business management training programme has led to the creation of 9 million jobs globally

    27 June 2017

    The Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) course has trained 15 million people and resulted in the start-up of at least 2.65 million new businesses, ILO study says.

  2. Chinese entrepreneurs benefit from the ILO’s global Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) course

    26 June 2017

    Fourteen million people trained in China since 2003 in SIYB business skills. The companies established as a result of the programme include those in the technology, engineering and agriculture sectors.

  3. Russian edition of the ILO Minimum Wage Policy Guide Released

    22 June 2017

    In recent years, many countries have established or strengthened minimum wages to eliminate unduly low pay and promote decent work. In this context, governments from all parts of the world, as well as employers' and workers' organizations, have asked the ILO for information on a wide range of practical issues.

  4. Voices from the ILC 2017

    22 June 2017

    The 106th session of the International Labour Conference took place from 5th until 16th June 2017 in Geneva. Tripartite Delegations from all member countries came together to discuss how to build a future with decent work.

  5. ILO ready to face world of work challenges resulting from crisis, labour migration and green transition

    16 June 2017

    Conference shows that the ILO is ready and able to update its standards, making them robust and relevant.

  6. ILO World of Work Summit calls for a better future for women and men

    15 June 2017

    Unique Summit brings together three women Presidents and other key actors to promote women at work.

  7. © Yamuni Rashmika Perera / ILO 2017

    Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy

    14 June 2017

    New ILO report shows closing the gender gaps by 25 per cent by 2025 could add US$ 5.8 trillion to the global economy and boost tax revenue.

  8. © Made By Survivors 2017

    India ratifies both fundamental ILO Conventions on Child Labour

    13 June 2017

    Historic move confirms India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”. Ratification means that almost all children in the world are covered by Convention No. 182, while coverage of Convention No. 138 jumps from 60 per cent of the world’s children to 80 per cent.

  9. Know and Uphold Labour Rights: Ten-day Campaign against Child Labour in Kyrgyzstan

    12 June 2017

    A ten-day campaign against child labour was held on 2 to 12 June 2017 in Kyrgyzstan, leading up to the World Day against Child Labour.

  10. "No to child labour, Yes to education" – World Day against Child Labour Marked in Uzbekistan

    12 June 2017

    The World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, 2017 in Uzbekistan was celebrated at a special event held under the slogan "No to child labour, Yes to education."