News

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.

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    2030 development agenda: Major breakthrough for world of work

    04 August 2015

    "The unanimous endorsement from UN member States gives the international community the impetus we need to work together to tackle the formidable challenges confronting humanity and our planet, particularly those we face in the world of work,” says ILO Director-General following the agreement of a new development agenda.

July 2015

  1. Global employment gap caused by the crisis continues to widen

    13 July 2015

    This special event updated delegates on the most recent labour market trends and the future of work and well as the outcomes of the 2015 International Labour Conference.

  2. Getting to zero with Ebola and building back for a better future

    10 July 2015

    Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have undertaken remarkable efforts to fight the devastating Ebola Virus (EVD) epidemic, with the support of the international community. These countries now are focused on changing from a situation of an emergency operation toward one of multi-faceted long-term support and development.

  3. Final push urged for a universal, transformational and people-centred agenda

    08 July 2015

    The Third High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, which replaces the Commission on Sustainable Development, has focused on the theme 'Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015'.

  4. Ebola: Strengthening resilience through Social Protection

    08 July 2015

    An ILO side event held at UN Headquarters in New York to respond to post-ebola recovery plans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with a focus on social protection policies.

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    ILO to support post-Ebola recovery effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    06 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization will take part to the Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on 10 July to galvanize support and ensure a healthier and safer future of the world of work in the three hard-hit West-African countries.

  6. When work is more than “just a job”

    02 July 2015

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives, ILO News looks at how one cooperative in Brooklyn, New York, is offering migrants a dignified and sustainable way to make a decent living.

June 2015

  1. Enhancing the power of youth to shape the future

    04 June 2015

    Even with the recently renewed commitment to the World Programme of Action, youth unemployment remains a key challenge in attaining sustainable development.

May 2015

  1. Increased collaboration with regional partners essential for new development agenda

    05 May 2015

    The UN calls for strengthening cooperation with regional partners to shape the post-2015 development agenda, as well as to tackle the world’s myriad pressing challenges.

April 2015

  1. Video: Indigenous People with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    24 April 2015

  2. Indigenous People with Disabilities: leaving no one behind

    24 April 2015

    As part of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Government of Australia and the ILO has brought together experts on the rights of indigenous peoples with disabilities for a stakeholder debate on the access of indigenous peoples with disabilities to decent work.

  3. Is the hollowing out of middle-skill jobs an unavoidable consequence of technological advancement?

    23 April 2015

    In a growing number of countries employment is becoming increasingly polarized: concentrated in the highest- and lowest-paying occupations with a hollowing out of middle-skilled jobs. Alongside this polarisation, we are encountering a worrying growth of income inequalities.

  4. Leveraging momentum on indigenous rights for real, tangible change

    21 April 2015

    The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened with renewed optimism, built on the historic milestone of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, to help bring indigenous peoples to the forefront of a new transformative agenda.

  5. Making dignity and prosperity the norm

    08 April 2015

    The ILO Director-General delivers his keynote address to ECOSOC about the importance of creating opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  6. Wanted: 600 million jobs!

    01 April 2015

    The third and final day of the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment closed with a high-level panel on the challenge of creating 600 million jobs over the next decade while also promoting environmental sustainability. The day also included discussions on matching education and skills to market demands, and on financing for development and partnerships for Decent Work.

March 2015

  1. Making Dignity and Prosperity the Norm

    31 March 2015

    The second day of the ECOSOC Integration Segment saw a keynote speech by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on how international labour standards should form the basis for promoting a "high road" to economic growth. The discussions also focused on the link between climate change and decent job creation, the progress made on gender equality issues since the Beijing conference 20 years ago, and how job-rich growth can lead to inclusive and sustainable development in Africa.

  2. Decent work takes centre stage at ECOSOC

    30 March 2015

    Leaders from government, business, civil society and the United Nations met in New York on 30 March to kick off the Economic and Social Council 2015 Integration Segment. This year's event focused on "Achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all".

  3. UN to Consider New Strategies for Finding Decent Jobs for All

    25 March 2015

    World leaders, eminent economists, business and trade union leaders, and UN experts will gather for a three-day event in New York from 30 March to 1 April to grapple with the challenge of finding decent jobs for all.

  4. ILO must be "fit for purpose" to support post-2015 development goals

    23 March 2015

    UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed discusses the emerging post-2015 development agenda and the prominent role the Decent Work Agenda is taking on. She stressed the importance of individual members of the UN family being "fit for purpose" in supporting an integrated approach to sustainable development. Ms Mohammed was at the ILO attending a High-Level Segment of the ILO Governing Body.