News and events


  1. Our impact, their voices

    Bangladesh: Improving safety in the garment industry

    17 January 2018

    An ILO programme is helping garment factories in Bangladesh improve safety and minimize the risk of another tragedy like the one that claimed more than 1,100 lives in 2013.

  2. GE4DE Project

    Finding our paths: Pakistani women tell their stories of empowerment through decent work

    11 January 2018

    Listen to the inspiring stories of women in Pakistan who have carved a place for themselves in the world of work. Their experiences are part of a Canadian-funded ILO project, which aims to promote gender equality at work and enhance women’s skills and employability in Pakistan.


  1. Youth employment

    Changing lives through better employment services in Cambodia and Lao PDR

    22 December 2017

    Thanks to an ILO/China South South cooperation project, people like Phatt Veng and Vatsana Latthaphon can benefit from the improved employment services in their countries. Their lives have changed for the better.

  2. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2018

    Work in Freedom

    DFID announces £13 million for ILO Work in Freedom programme

    30 November 2017

    DFID pledges a new package of support totalling £13 million for the ILO-run Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour among women migrant workers from South Asia.

  3. © Rodrigo Soldon 2018

    Sporting Chance Forum

    ILO welcomes commitment to establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights

    30 November 2017

    UN agencies – including the ILO – human rights groups, athletes, employers’ and trade union organizations, governments and others, commit to setting up a centre tasked with helping tackle human rights risks associated with sports. The ILO welcomed the announcement, made at a November 30-December 1, 2017 meeting in Geneva.

  4. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth – Engagement Platform

    Partners of Decent Jobs for Youth launch global engagement platform for joint action

    29 November 2017

    Governments, social partners, the UN System, youth and civil society, the private sector and key youth employment stakeholders launched global engagement platform for joint action on decent jobs for youth in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  5. Publication

    European Union- ILO Cooperation

    27 November 2017

    Factsheet, November 2017

  6. © Anita Kattakhuzy / Oxfam 2018

    Global South-South Cooperation Development Expo 2017

    ILO presents innovative South-South development solutions for skills development and youth employment

    24 November 2017

    The ILO Solution Forum provides results-based presentations and scalable southern development solutions to ensure that employment, decent work and social inclusion for young women and men are integrated into sustainable development strategies.

  7. Publication

    Global South-South Development Expo 2017: ILO Solution on Skills Development, Youth Employment in the framework of South-South and triangular Cooperation Antalya, Turkey, 28 November 2017

    22 November 2017

  8. Publication

    Promover el empleo de las personas con discapacidad a través de redes empresariales: Una perspectiva de cooperación Sur-Sur

    03 November 2017

  9. Decent work

    How decent work can transform cotton production

    03 November 2017

    South-South Project uses good practices in Brazil to promote decent work in cotton production in African and Latin American countries.

  10. Our impact, Their voices

    Free from debt and bonded labour in Sri Lanka’s fisheries

    01 November 2017

    ILO's project helps free fishermen from debt bondage and supports livelihoods.

  11. News

    The ILO participates in the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development to discuss roles of SSE in achieving SDGs at local level

    31 October 2017

  12. Flagship Programme on Social Protection

    Governments, UN meet to plan for SDG achievement on social protection

    25 October 2017

    Developing countries and donors have met in Geneva, together with UN agencies, to kick-off a multi-stakeholder partnership for the achievement of social protection targets under the Sustainable Development Goals

  13. News

    The ILO and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation together to promote quality apprenticeships

    16 October 2017

  14. Decent work

    International Labour Organization (ILO) and Brazilian Government promote decent work in the cotton supply chain in Mozambique

    10 October 2017

    The Government of Mozambique and the Brazilian Government have identified key areas of support for a country project to be implemented by the Government of Mozambique, organizations of workers, organizations of employers and civil society institutions, with technical support from ILO

  15. Our impact, Their voices

    Upgrading skills in Bangladesh: Lower staff turnover, higher benefits for employers and employees alike

    03 October 2017

    Lack of opportunities for acquiring and upgrading skills in a systematic manner is a major constraint for the development of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry. The ILO is helping companies to meet this challenge.

  16. Publication

    Sweden-ILO Cooperation

    06 September 2017

    Fact-sheet, September 2017

  17. Publication

    Republic of Korea-ILO Cooperation

    06 September 2017

    Fact-Sheet, September 2017

  18. 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.