ILO at the UN

June 2018

  1. WESO Greening with Jobs Report Launch

    14 June 2018

    In preparation for the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, a briefing was organized at the UN on the recently published World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 – Greening with Jobs report.

  2. Youth and the Future of Work

    01 June 2018

    A dialogue organized by the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations HQ in New York

April 2018

  1. Preparing for the consequences of the digital economy

    25 April 2018

    ILO’s Chief of Employment and Labour Markets Branch, Ms. Sukti Dasgupta, joined other experts and discussed trade, tech and capacity-building during the 2018 Forum on Financing for Development.

February 2018

  1. Young people call for action on decent work, at UN youth forum

    07 February 2018

    The gathering of young people from all parts of the world at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum discussed the need for better investments in youth development.

  2. Switzerland and ILO sign new agreement on peace and development through employment

    04 February 2018

    The two entities will cooperate in the implementation of a project that promotes employment creation for peace and development in conflict situations

October 2017

  1. David A. Morse Lecture: The Future of Work - A Conversation With Guy Ryder

    13 October 2017

    Inaugurated in 1994, the David A. Morse Lecture supports an annual meeting with a distinguished speaker. It honors the memory of lawyer, public servant, and former International Labour Organization Director-General David A. Morse, an active Council on Foreign Relations member for nearly thirty years.

  2. Speaking up for equal pay

    09 October 2017

    The goal of equal pay for work of equal value requires many voices and concrete action by governments and businesses. Here are some of the leading voices on equal pay speaking at the launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) launch during the opening of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

September 2017

  1. Working together to facilitate access to decent jobs for youth in fragile situations

    25 September 2017

    The event “Youth Employment for Peace and Resilience” brought together a broad range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities to support young people in fragile situations.

  2. Speaking up for equal pay

    25 September 2017

    The goal of equal pay for work of equal value requires many voices and concrete action by governments and businesses. Here are some of the leading voices on equal pay speaking at the launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) launch during the opening of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

  3. Spain and ILO join forces to promote decent jobs for youth

    25 September 2017

    On the occasion of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Spain announced its support to “Decent Jobs for Youth, the Global Initiative for Action”.

  4. Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    21 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  5. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  6. Social dialogue can contribute to sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth

    18 September 2017

    Heads of state and government as well as those of the ILO and the OECD will present a new publication on the business case for social dialogue between the social partners and with governments.

  7. © Asrian Mirza / ILO 2020

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

    18 September 2017

    New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe.

  8. Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

    15 September 2017

August 2017

  1. Achieving sustainable development is complex and requires collective and urgent action

    29 August 2017

    Global problems need global solutions, UN officials tell ministers at development forum

July 2017

  1. © Ness Kerton / AusAID 2020

    With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

    18 July 2017

    On World Youth Skills Day, ILO highlights the need to provide new skills for young people that respond effectively to new forms of work.

  2. © Erik Törner / IM Swedish Devt 2020

    Recalibrating Market Forces to Build Sustainable and Equitable Economies

    17 July 2017

    Joint press release by PAGE, UN Environment, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO and UNITAR.

June 2017

  1. A growing recognition of the ocean as a workplace

    22 June 2017

    The UN Ocean’s Conference provided a unique opportunity for the social and economic pillars of sustainable development to be seen as critical to the achievement of the environmentally-focused SDGs and chance to improve conditions of work for those who derive a living from its bounty.

May 2017

  1. ILO to convene landmark event on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Americas” on 31st May-1st June

    26 May 2017