News

September 2017

  1. 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 2019

    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 2019

    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

  2. Shaping a Brave New Future of Work

    24 May 2017

    During the UN's Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, the ILO brought together key experts to explore the future of work and develop a better understanding of how the international community can address this critical issue.

  3. SPIAC-B Conference

    16 May 2017

April 2017

  1. The struggle for the recognition of indigenous rights continues

    25 April 2017

    This year’s Permanent Forum marks the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And a persistent challenge remains: more needs to be done to fully realize the human rights of indigenous peoples

  2. A roadmap for gender equality in place, but more effective action needed

    03 April 2017

    The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women agreed on measures for women’s full and equal participation in the economy but consistent action towards these goals in public and private spheres must be sustained for meaningful change.

March 2017

  1. Using data to ask better questions on modern slavery

    19 March 2017

    With the passage of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the UK government has increased its activities and advocacy on tackling modern slavery including forced labour and trafficking.

  2. © Well-Bred Kannan 2019

    Ending the instability in which modern slavery thrives

    17 March 2017

    The UN Security Council is pushing for cooperation on cross-border prevention, protection and prosecution in fighting the widespread denial of basic human rights.

  3. Driving change for women’s empowerment is everyone’s responsibility

    14 March 2017

    The importance of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women in promoting gender equality and economic empowerment is growing fast. And its message of inclusive economies is resonating as a powerful way to break the cycle of poverty globally.

  4. Women’s rights are human rights but are being reduced, restricted and reversed

    12 March 2017

    International Women’s Day, 8 March, normally serves as an opening event for the Commission on the Status of Women highlighting the theme of the Commission.

February 2017

  1. Poverty remains a serious threat to achieving the SDGs

    17 February 2017

    The Commission on Sustainable Development meets to discuss its critical role in implementing the SDGs.

  2. Youth on the vanguard of efforts for a better world for all

    01 February 2017

    Youth delegates at this year's Youth Forum highlighted the importance of decent jobs at a time where changes to globalization are characterised by lower wages and rising inequalities.

January 2017

  1. Sustaining peace is inextricably linked to sustainable development

    25 January 2017

    The President of the UN's General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson (Fiji), convened a High Level Dialogue to explore how the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace complement and strengthen each other.

  2. Sustaining peace is inextricably linked to sustainable development

    25 January 2017

    The President of the UN's General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson (Fiji), convened a High Level Dialogue to explore how the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace complement and strengthen each other.

  3. Artists against child slavery

    17 January 2017

    An exhibit of international artists will be on display at the UN as they use their creations to help raise awareness on stopping child labour and slavery.

November 2016

  1. A global compact for safe, regular and orderly migration

    11 November 2016

    With the commitment of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants to begin a process leading to a Global Compact for safe, regular and orderly migration, the ILO believes that employment and decent work should be an important part of this roadmap.