News room

August 2017

  1. ILO to establish Global Commission on the Future of Work

    16 August 2017

    On 21 August, the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius will launch the new international body during a high-level event in Geneva.

  2. Building Peace through Decent Jobs for Youth

    12 August 2017

    "Young people globally have spoken of their vision for a future with decent work. We know what works to improve decent employment outcomes of youth, let’s make it happen! " says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. © J.C. Huayllapuma / CIFOR 2017

    Indigenous women’s voice and empowerment more important than ever to ensure a better future of work for all

    08 August 2017

    Ten years since the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, the international community renews its commitment to promote the empowerment and voice of indigenous women.

  4. © Ryan Brown / UN Women 2017

    What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    01 August 2017

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.

July 2017

  1. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  2. ILO Director-General: BRICS countries play a key role in tackling global world of work challenges

    27 July 2017

    Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.

  3. ILO Director-General address to the BRICS on "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future"

    26 July 2017

    “It is after all a fundamental desire of people across the world, above all in this period of transformative change and sometimes of uncertainty, that they can look forward and contribute to a better future of work – one with social justice and prosperity and decent work for all,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting.

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    Emerging economies hold key to future of work in the auto industry

    20 July 2017

    What are the main future of work challenges the automotive industry faces around the globe? ILO News spoke with Tommaso Pardi, author of a research paper commissioned by the ILO through the France-ILO cooperation agreement, looking at the transformation currently taking place in both developed and developing countries.

  5. Towards a future of work without child labour and forced labour in Europe and Central Asia

    19 July 2017

  6. © Ness Kerton / AusAID 2017

    With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

    18 July 2017

    On World Youth Skills Day, ILO highlights the need to provide new skills for young people that respond effectively to new forms of work.