News

September 2016

  1. World Bank, ILO launch global partnership for universal social protection

    19 September 2016

  2. Alliance 8.7: For a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour

    19 September 2016

    The Global Alliance to Eradicate Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour will be launched at the Ford Foundation in New York on 21 September 2016 at 19:00 GMT.

July 2016

  1. GE Foundation and ILO launch Global Youth Internship Programme

    15 July 2016

    To help inspire and prepare young people for a rapidly changing and highly competitive job market, the GE Foundation is launching an innovative learning programme to provide 16 to 18 year olds with a practical work experiences in STEM careers for the workforce of tomorrow.

  2. Measuring progress towards an ambitious development vision

    12 July 2016

    With the theme of "Leaving No One Behind", the UN's High Level Political forum is meeting to discuss progress and challenges in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

April 2016

  1. Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    World leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York to officially sign the Paris Agreement on climate change: a landmark accord that sets outs a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous global warming.

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    Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    The far-reaching Paris Agreement on climate change was signed at the United Nations by 175 countries ushering in an era of unprecedented action to protect the environment, slash greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

March 2016

  1. Gender equality, at home and at work, must be central to development efforts

    15 March 2016

    Significant progress made by women in education hasn’t yet translated into comparable improvements in their position at work. This situation must be addressed immediately if we are to achieve our social and economic development goals.

February 2016

  1. An irresistible movement of social justice and dignity for all

    19 February 2016

    Climate change and environmental degradation pose significant challenges to economies and societies today. The extent to which these changes will impact on people’s livelihoods and work, and to ensure a just transition requires effective, cross-sectoral policies that put people at its centre.

  2. CNN Interview with Guy Ryder on Youth Employment

    09 February 2016

  3. A global economic deterioration threatens employment growth

    09 February 2016

    In presenting the findings of the “World Employment and Social Outlook” report to Member States at the UN, the ILO recommended urgent action to boost decent work opportunities or face the risk of intensified social tensions.

  4. To energize the global job market, a plan to unleash the dynamism of youth

    05 February 2016

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, speaking to the ECOSOC Youth Forum launches a UN system-wide initiative to energize efforts to create decent jobs for youth.

  5. Guy Ryder announces Global Youth Initiative

    01 February 2016

    A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce.

November 2015

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    José Antonio Ocampo joins the ILO in the fight for universal social protection

    06 November 2015

    The former Colombian finance minister and current Columbia University professor has been appointed by the ILO as Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on universal social protection.

October 2015

  1. Global action is needed to address youth unemployment

    21 October 2015

    A briefing on the new ILO report showed that although the employment crisis has eased globally, the recovery has been uneven and those finding work are frustrated with the low quality of these jobs.

  2. Making decent work and the SDGs a reality

    05 October 2015

    The Group of Friends for Decent Work convened a high-level event to discuss the implementation of decent work in the newly adopted 2030 Agenda.

September 2015

  1. The powerful combination of inclusive growth and decent jobs

    29 September 2015

    The ILO Director-General spoke at the UN Summit Interactive Roundtable on fostering sustainable economic growth.

  2. Lighting the path to a transformative vision

    29 September 2015

    The United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new goals.

  3. Garment worker’s rights and voice in Bangladesh given boost

    26 September 2015

    Sweden, Bangladesh and the ILO have committed to improve dialogue and protect rights in the ready-made garment sector.

  4. An historic and (brief) celebratory moment... and now for the hard work

    24 September 2015

    The United Nations is on the verge of adopting a far-reaching, ambitious set of social, economic and environmental goals that will impact on everyone and every corner of the world.

August 2015

  1. Addis Financing for Development Conference prioritizes decent work

    05 August 2015

    The Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa, concluded on 16 July with the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda in which the central role of decent work and social protection in achieving the ambitious post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals is acknowledged. The Action Agenda was formally endorsed by the General Assembly on 23 July.