News and events


  1. Publication

    Panama-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Panama supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and development cooperation programmes and projects. Panama has always been very committed to the promotion of dialogue and cooperation and has been an active contributor to the ILO since the 1990’s.

  2. Publication

    Algeria-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Algeria supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programmes and projects. Algeria has always been very committed to social change, the promotion of decent work and the positive impact they both have in alleviating people’s labour conditions, and has thus been increasing its level of engagement and cooperation with the ILO in the recent years.

  3. Press release

    ILO donors visit refugee response frontline in Jordan

    30 January 2017

    Donors examine outcomes of ILO employment programmes for Syrian refugees and Jordanians.

  4. Publication

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA)

    21 January 2017

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in order to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries. Over recent years, the ILO has used a significant tranche of its RBSA funding to launch activities targeting both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan.

  5. Publication

    ILO Syria Crisis Response Strategy (Update: January 2017)

    20 January 2017

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees. The ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and rights at work through contributing to building the resilience of host communities and refugees, strengthening institutional capacities and coordination to eliminate child labour, and supporting evidence-based policy development to ensure an employment-rich national response, embedded in the principles of decent work.

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    Skills for the future

    ILO, Russia renew cooperation on skills and G20 Training Strategy

    18 January 2017

    The project will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means to support productivity, competitiveness and growth.

  7. Transparency

    ILO’s Official Development Assistance data now available on OECD-DAC database

    17 January 2017

    The OECD-DAC has published detailed financial information on ODA core spending by the ILO in 2014 and 2015

  8. In brief

    Decent work, the key to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    13 January 2017

    Decent work puts money in the pockets of individuals and families that they can spend in the local economy. Their purchasing power fuels the growth and development of sustainable enterprises, especially smaller businesses, which in turn are able to hire more workers and improve their pay and conditions. It increases tax revenues for governments, who can then fund social measures to protect those who cannot find, or are unable to work.


  1. News

    ILO and UNFPA to collaborate on gender issues

    30 November 2016

    ILO and UNFPA to combine efforts relating to workplace violence as well as sexual and reproductive health rights

  2. Youth Employment

    ILO and Norway collaborate to support the creation of decent jobs in Egypt

    27 November 2016

    ILO, with the financial support of Norway, aims to support the creation of decent jobs, sustainable businesses and more inclusive economic growth in two of Egyptian governorates.

  3. Press release

    Government of the Czech Republic signs new partnership agreement with ILO

    25 November 2016

    New agreement aims to support realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  4. Publication

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy (Turin, July, 2016): A Decent Work Overview, based on the work of scholars and Academy participants

    25 November 2016

    This compilation features articles in several languages on a wide range of issues concerning South-South and triangular cooperation, including the SDGs; child labour; job creation, climate change, and just transitions; city to city cooperation and local economic development; public employment programmes; fragile-to-fragile cooperation; social dialogue; migration; public-private partnerships; and social media.

  5. Press release

    Norway and ILO partner to support for livelihood opportunities to the conflict affected communities

    22 November 2016

    Norway and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sri Lanka have signed a partnership agreement on 22 November to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the conflict affected communities in the North. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities at the grass root level in the conflict affected Northern Districts.

  6. ILO - World Bank partnership

    International Labour Organization and World Bank sign new framework agreement to strengthen their cooperation

    21 November 2016

    ILO and World Bank commit to agreement to improve collaboration on efforts to achieve sustainable development.

  7. Press release

    ILO, Russian Federation Sign New Cooperation Accord, Set Key Priorities

    21 November 2016

    Programme of Cooperation to focus on improving employment opportunities, labour productivity, working conditions, the social security system and strengthening labour standards over the next four years.

  8. RBSA Meeting

    Meeting on ILO’s core voluntary funding (RBSA), November 2016

    The regular informal RBSA donors’ meeting took place on 1st November 2016 at the ILO HQ, organised on the margins of the ILO Governing Body.

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    Global South-South Development Expo 2016

    South-South Cooperation: ILO Solution Forum to focus on governance of work

    01 November 2016

    ILO Forum during the Global South-South Expo in Dubai will showcase good governance practices in the world of work.

  10. Global South-South Development Expo 2016

    ILO Sustainable Development and Decent Work Solution Forum, 1 November 2016

    During this year's GSSD Forum, hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, and based on an assessment of past staff needs, the ILO will hold a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Solution Forum on The Future of Work and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, devoted to ILO staff and partners. The objectives include ensuring ILO staff and constituents can access tools and methodologies that will enable them to implement new South-South and triangular cooperation projects. ILO staff and constituents will be able to follow up on their learning experience of SSTC by exchanging experience and deepening knowledge through an ‘SSTC virtual meeting point’ ( and by tailor-made coaching and training sessions. The ILO is organising its Future of Work dialogues around four Centenary Conversations: 1) Work and Society; 2) Decent Jobs for All; 3) The organization of work and production; 4) The Governance of Work. Participants are invited to concentrate on two of the dialogues. The event will also feature last year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, the "Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet", in a session entitled "Good Practice in Social Dialogue and Algerian SSTC cooperation". This will address social dialogue and social protection.

  11. News

    Building a powerful alliance to end human exploitation

    29 September 2016

    ILO and Ford Foundation co-hosted the launch event of Alliance 8.7, a multi-stakeholder initiative on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Target 8.7

  12. Memorandum of Understanding

    A future we want through decent work for all

    20 September 2016

    In a major push to achieve inclusive growth, decent work and social protection for all, the Government of Belgium is scaling-up its collaboration with and support for the ILO to meet these critical goals as called for in the UN’s new development agenda.