News and events


  1. Publication

    Sweden-ILO Cooperation

    06 September 2017

    Fact-sheet, September 2017

  2. Publication

    Republic of Korea-ILO Cooperation

    06 September 2017

    Fact-Sheet, September 2017

  3. United for Youth Employment in Cambodia

    UN agencies join forces to promote youth employment in Cambodia

    05 September 2017

    The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.

  4. Publication

    United States - ILO Cooperation

    03 August 2017

    Compilation of fact-sheets, April 2017

  5. Publication

    Sul-Sul Solidario e Desenvolvimento Local: Artigos dos Participantes - Praia, 20-22 Julho 2017

    17 July 2017

  6. Press release

    ILO and Russian Federation discuss second phase of the project “Applying the G20 Training Strategy”

    06 July 2017

    ILO officials and senior representatives of the Ministries of Education and Science, Finance, Labour and Social Protection, Foreign Affairs, Employers and Workers’ organizations and other key stakeholders involved in Skills Development met in Moscow to discuss the second phase of the Project, which represents a continued response of the Russian Federation and the ILO to support the application of the G20 Training Strategy.

  7. Publication

    Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: Innovative Ecosystems for Solidarity Economy Policies and South-South Cooperation

    19 June 2017

    This compilation features articles from several scholars from the Global South countries, as proceedings of the ILO South South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy, to be held in June 2017 in Seoul, South-Korea.

  8. Press release

    President of Uruguay at the ILO Conference: Social dialogue and collective bargaining are essential for progress

    05 June 2017

    Without agreements, there is no progress, President Tabaré Vázquez said at the opening day of the ILO annual meeting in Geneva. In his message to delegates, he warned that "we must not wait for the future, we must build it."

  9. Press release

    Kuwait promotes decent work for Palestinians with $0.5 million in continued annual support for ILO activities

    31 May 2017

    A new grant from Kuwait to the ILO is dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States.

  10. In brief

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

    31 May 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.

  11. Youth employment

    ILO, LUKOIL extend partnership on youth employment

    23 May 2017

    “We have the unique opportunity to partner in order to scale-up action on youth employment and tackle this crisis head on,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  12. ILO/Japan Partnership

    Japan and ILO Signed Memorandum of Cooperation

    13 May 2017

    During his second official visit to Japan from 10 to 13 May 2017, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder had meetings with constituents, delivered speeches in several events, signed Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and consolidated the framework of collaboration with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  13. The ILO and the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Tokyo 2020 and the ILO agree unique partnership to promote Decent Work

    12 May 2017

    The Organizing Committee and the UN Agency for the world of work will sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices among the delivery partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

  14. News

    EU, ILO and Timorese Government sign agro-forestry project worth EUR 12.2 Million

    09 May 2017

    Representatives from the European Union (EU), the ILO and the Timor-Leste Government signed an agreement of € 12.2 million for a rural development project to be developed by 2021 in six municipalities in the country.

  15. Press release

    ILO Kenya Partnership with Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Takes Silver Spot at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017

    21 April 2017

    As part of its women economic empowerment programme in Kenya, ILO partnered with Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Africa Pro-Poor Tourism Development Centre (APTDC), and Tech for Trade to give a new lease on life for the women of Kimana’s Women’s Group in Amboseli, Kenya.

  16. Publication

    China-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    18 April 2017

    China has been an ILO member State since 1919. China supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and through development cooperation programmes and projects. The China-ILO partnership focuses on social justice, decent work and fair globalization.

  17. Publication

    Turkey-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    04 April 2017

    Turkey supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programme. Turkey has become a major refugee-hosting country, with more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees registered. While the address of humanitarian needs has been at the forefront of the response, the focus has been increasingly shifting to livelihoods support.

  18. Publication

    Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    03 April 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 so as to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt). This addresses in particular the key strategic direction of the 3RP of investing in livelihoods and employment opportunities to better equip refugees and host community members to provide for themselves and their families.

  19. European Union award

    European Union awards 3 million euros in grants for local economic development and employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    27 March 2017

    Award of grant certificates under the EU funded project “Support to Local Employment Partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (LEP) was held on 27 March 2017 at the EU Delegation premises.

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    Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    ILO and Walk Free Foundation to collaborate on Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    17 March 2017

    Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).