News

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

  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 2020

    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.