News

June 2013

  1. Labour mobility and rights at centre of debate on international migration and development

    10 June 2013

    Experts from the ILO and elsewhere have gathered at a final roundtable to discuss labour mobility in migration and development issues prior to the High-Level Dialogue.

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    Palestinian economy will not grow if restrictions on it remain, ILO says

    06 June 2013

    The ILO’s annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for the lifting of restrictions on movement, employment and economic activity, in order to increase opportunities for decent work.

  3. Ryder: We need to get a grip on the rapid changes affecting the world of work

    05 June 2013

    The 102nd International Labour Conference opened with ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlining his vision for tackling the various challenges that are having an impact on workers, enterprises and governments around the world.

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    What’s the best way to set CEO pay?

    03 June 2013

    At a time of massive job losses, high unemployment, wage cuts and weakened economic growth, executive compensation has returned to, and in some cases exceeded, pre-recession levels.

  5. From vision to action

    03 June 2013

    The Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda proposes a goal on “Job Creation, Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth”.

May 2013

  1. ILO to launch 2013 World of Work report 3 June

    31 May 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its annual report on the state of labour markets worldwide. The “World of Work Report 2013” is for release on Monday 3 June, 2013.

  2. Time to act on the youth employment crisis

    31 May 2013

    Experts and diplomats present the ILO's new study on the continuing job crisis affecting young people.

  3. Social protection not a cost, but an investment

    29 May 2013

    The second ILO-UNITAR training on advancing social protection floors addressed the challenges in financing social protection.

  4. Violence against Indigenous girls

    28 May 2013

    A new report, launched jointly by the ILO and other UN agencies, details the vastly disproportionate rates of violence against Indigenous girls.

  5. Realizing indigenous rights through partnership

    23 May 2013

    The UN's first indigenous peoples partnership was created in 2012 to help implement global standards on indigenous peoples around the world.

  6. Growing support for indigenous peoples’ rights

    21 May 2013

April 2013

  1. Can low-income countries afford social protection?

    30 April 2013

    Proposals to accelerate the establishment of social protection floors in low-income countries have gathered strength in the early years of the millennium. But is their goal a realistic one? Can they afford to implement sustainable social protection floors?

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    Tricked and trapped: How migrant workers are getting a raw deal in the Middle East

    11 April 2013

    ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking.

  3. ILO Director-General discusses development agenda with UN Secretary-General

    11 April 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior staff to discuss the role of the Decent Work Agenda in the post-2015 development framework.

  4. Join our Q&A session on forced labour in the Middle East

    08 April 2013

    The head of the ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees to host a Twitter Q&A on the forced labour situation in the Middle East on Wednesday 10 April.

February 2013

  1. ILO: Tougher measures needed to curb forced labour

    08 February 2013

    According to an ILO report, the need to deter would-be perpetrators is widely recognized, but more effort is needed to identify cases of forced labour and to prevent the crime.

January 2013

  1. Fighting forced labour with education

    04 January 2013

    Nepalese women migrating as domestic workers often risk falling prey to human trafficking. A little knowledge can go a long way towards reducing their vulnerability.

September 2012

  1. UN-EU Partnership Report 2012 launched

    25 September 2012

    The seventh annual Partnership Report, "Saving and Improving Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2011", was launched this week in New York.

April 2012

  1. Brazil: Second Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA)

    20 April 2012

    The Second Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA) was held in Brazil on 17-20 April 2012.

November 2011

  1. Montevideo: Seminar on Multinational Enterprises

    23 November 2011

    Following a seminar held in Montevideo on 22-23 November 2011, trade unions of Latin America are committed to strengthen their cooperation on multinational enterprises at the confederal and sectoral levels.