News room

December 2018

  1. © Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP 2018

    New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

    05 December 2018

    Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.

  2. © G20 Argentina 2018

    Leaders’ Declaration stresses the need to put people first in preparing the future of work

    01 December 2018

    G20 Communiqué covers key issues, including the future of work, infrastructure for development, sustainable food supply and gender equality.

November 2018

  1. © Narayan Maharjan / NurPhoto 2018

    Timely HIV testing is key to workers’ health

    30 November 2018

    Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.

  2. © Betsy Davis / UN Women 2018

    Global wage growth lowest since 2008, while women still earning 20 per cent less than men

    26 November 2018

    The latest ILO Global Wage report finds global wage growth has been weak while the gender pay gap, at about 20 per cent globally, remains unacceptably high.

  3. Employers’ Organizations discuss membership strategies

    22 November 2018

    In collaboration with the ILO International Training Center (ITCILO) in Turin, ILO Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia has organized a Sub-regional training on Membership strategies and Service design and delivery, which was held on 19 - 21 November 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

  4. Major progress on forced labour and child labour in Uzbekistan cotton fields

    22 November 2018

    International Labour Organization monitors say that forced labour during the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has been significantly reduced. As in previous years child labour is no longer a concern.

  5. Training for journalists in Georgia

    19 November 2018

    Eighteen journalists came together on November 17-18 in Borjomi, Georgia to discuss the impact of a series of ILO training courses on reporting on labour issues, and to identify possible next steps. The training was organized within the framework of the ILO Human Rights for All Project funded by the EU.

  6. ILO Governing Body wraps up its 334th session

    10 November 2018

    The October-November 2018 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 8 November. ILO News discussed the highlights with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  7. Guy Ryder attends Paris Armistice ceremonies on the eve of the ILO Centenary

    09 November 2018

    The commemoration of the end of the First World War in Paris has a symbolic dimension for the ILO.

  8. Social Protection System High on the Agenda: Workshop in Uzbekistan

    08 November 2018

    Thirty experts and officials representing different ministries and agencies involved in social protection implementation, as well representatives of Federation of Trade Unions, and academia participated in a two-day workshop organised on 7-8 November by the ILO (Project “Support to the Implementation of the Decent Work Country Programme in Uzbekistan”) , UNICEF and the World Bank to assess strengths, challenges and the role of social protection in a society in transition.