News room

November 2019

  1. © Sharada Prasad CS 2019

    New report highlights dire working conditions of sanitation workers in some developing countries

    14 November 2019

    Countless sanitation workers in the developing world work in conditions that endanger their lives and health, and violate their dignity and rights.

  2. © Frans Persoon 2019

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.

  3. Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  4. ILO Governing Body concludes 337th session

    08 November 2019

    The ILO Governing Body ended its 337th session on 7 November 2019. ILO News discussed the highlights of the session with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

  5. Saratov Hosts ILO Training Course for Labour Inspections

    06 November 2019

    The ILO Training Course “Academy of Labour Inspection” was opened today by Egor Ivanov, Head of Department of State Supervision in the Labour Sphere of ROSTRUD (Moscow).

  6. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2019

    ILO launches new statistics portal

    05 November 2019

    A new ILO website provides a wealth of labour data for a range of users including labour researchers, journalists, experts who want to produce their own data, as well as the general public.

October 2019

  1. Russia Has Joined ILO’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme

    30 October 2019

    The Russian Federation will fund five positions for young professionals of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Ankara, Brussels, Geneva, Moscow and Rome. To that end, the official ceremony for the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding was held in Geneva on 30 October 2019.

  2. Social Dialogue Dimension of the Future of Work Discussed in Armenia

    29 October 2019

    On October 29, Yerevan hosted 10th Conference on Social Partnership. The event organized by the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA) with the ILO support, was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization.

  3. Russian Regions Discuss Strategic Action Plans for Youth Employment

    26 October 2019

    On 24-25 October, the Republic of Komi hosted a meeting of six Russian regions to discuss action plans for youth employment promotion.

  4. © Council of the EU 2019

    Council of the EU welcomes the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    24 October 2019

    The Council calls on the EU Member States to pursue a human-centred approach to the future of work.