News and events

Highlights

  1. European Year for Development 2015

    Partners for decent work: The ILO joins the European Year for Development

    The European institutions and countries are key partners in the ILO’s fight for decent work for all women and men. With more than 150 joint projects over the past 10 years, the European Year for Development offers a perfect opportunity to share good practices and raise awareness of the human impact these efforts have had on millions of lives – in all corners of the world. Each month of the year is devoted to a different theme. That for June is "Sustainable Green Growth, Decent Jobs and Businesses".

  2. Denmark's Ambassador to Lebanon, Rolf Holmboe (right,) and ILO Acting Regional Director for Arab States, Frank Hagemann, sign the funding agreement

    Child labour

    Denmark-led programme funds ILO project to combat child labour in Jordan and Lebanon among Syrian refugees and host communities in need

    The Denmark-led Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) has funded an International Labour Organization (ILO) project to combat rising child labour among Syrian refugees and host communities through labour policy reform and technical capacity building, to be complemented by direct services through partner organizations.

  3. Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO Response

    ILO proposals are based on a strategy that is is development-focused in its support to the host communities and the refugees, and has the key aim of preserving social and economic stability.

  4. Publication

    The ILO at Work:
    Development Results 2012-2013

    In 2012-2013 the ILO achieved a delivery rate of 80 per cent, the highest ever. This review of ILO development results reflects the changing nature and increased impact of its operations, and the growing recognition of the value of decent work. The review showcases a sample of measurable results, success stories and good practices.

2015

  1. Press release

    Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs

    14 July 2015

  2. Press release

    Financing Development through Decent Work

    10 July 2015

    ILO and Sweden partner to host a joint side event aiming at stimulating a dialogue on how decent work can help achieve sustainable development and the type of global partnership needed to make it a reality.

  3. Press release

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to attend the International Conference on Financing for Development

    09 July 2015

  4. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2015

    Press release

    ILO to support post-Ebola recovery effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

    06 July 2015

    The International Labour Organization will take part to the Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on 10 July to galvanize support and ensure a healthier and safer future of the world of work in the three hard-hit West-African countries.

  5. Partnerships

    ILO and the Netherlands sign agreement to strengthen labour inspection systems in Pakistan

    02 July 2015

    The partnership will strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.

  6. Partnerships

    ILO, ICA step up collaboration to promote cooperatives and decent work

    30 June 2015

    Agreement will strengthen the contribution of the two organizations to sustainable development by leveraging the comparative advantage of cooperative enterprises.

  7. Press release

    Agreement signed between the ILO and Tunisia to continue the promotion of social dialogue

    29 June 2015

    A new agreement funded by Norway was signed between the ILO and the Government of Tunisia to promote social dialogue and strengthen governance in the country.

  8. South-South and triangular cooperation

    Informal briefing on ILO activities with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)

    Members of the ILO from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) met with representatives of the ILO during the International Labour Conference in June 2015.

  9. South-South and triangular cooperation

    Brazil and ILO launch new South-South cooperation project

    11 June 2015

    Two countries in Africa and two in Latin America will benefit from a project to promote decent work in the cotton industry, which further develops South-South cooperation between the ILO and Brazil.

  10. South-South cooperation

    IX Brazil-ILO Annual Review Meeting, 2015

    Brazil and ILO announced a new South-South cooperation project to promote decent work in the cotton industry during a meeting between representatives of the Brazilian Government and workers' and employers' organizations and the ILO.

  11. Publication

    The ILO and the European Year for Development - Fact sheet

    08 June 2015

    With more than 150 joint projects over the past 10 years, the European Year for Development (2015) offers a perfect opportunity for the ILO and the EU to showcase the human impact these efforts have had on millions of lives – in all corners of the world. Each month of the year is devoted to a different theme.

  12. PARDEV Newsletter No. 46

    International Labour Conference, June 2015

    28 May 2015

    Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 185 Member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including the transition from the informal to the formal economy, small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, social protection (labour protection), the application of international labour standards, and programme and budget proposals for 2016-17.

  13. Child labour

    ECLT Foundation and ILO sign agreement to combat child labour in tobacco

    26 May 2015

    Agreement to develop global guidance on hazardous child labour and occupational safety and health in tobacco growing, and to support stronger social dialogue in three of the countries where ECLT operates projects: Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda.

  14. Briefing

    Post-2015 Development Agenda: Dialogue on Strengthening Capacities and Building Effective Institutions

    22 May 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and government representatives from Germany and Moldova presented the outcome of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Dialogue on Strengthening Capacities and Building Effective Institutions for the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

  15. Publication

    Kuwait - ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, 2015

    12 May 2015

    Kuwait is an ILO Member State which has ratified 19 ILO Conventions, including seven fundamental Conventions. Kuwait is committed to promoting decent work and social justice in the Arab States and in particular to support ILO programmes in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  16. © AFP/P. Lopez 2015

    Publication

    The ILO Response to the Nepal Earthquake

    07 May 2015

    Following the worst earthquake in Nepal over the last 80 years, there is an urgent demand for assistance to poor households to help them rebuild their lives. This includes support to rebuilding infrastructure as well as securing poor households with income – through employment opportunities created by reconstruction efforts. The ILO has been asked by the Government of Nepal to contribute to such efforts.

  17. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia: A South-South and triangular cooperation perspective

    05 May 2015

    A compilation of good practices to support the ILO in developing a strategy of South-South and triangular cooperation in Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia.

  18. South-south cooperation

    ILO and Brazil to promote decent work in cotton-producing countries in Africa and Latin America

    04 May 2015

  19. Public-private partnership

    Stora Enso and ILO sign unique partnership to promote decent work and combat child labour

    22 April 2015

  20. Publication

    Key ILO databases and sources: An overview for the private sector

    15 April 2015

    Covers the main issues with which companies may wish to familiarize themselves using the ILO’s comparative databases and research