News and events

Highlights

  1. Local Economic Development

    Local action is key to implement the 2030 Agenda

    At the World LED Forum in Turin the ILO demonstrates that the sustainable development goals of inclusive growth and decent work for all are not just a job for nations and international organizations.

  2. 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.

2016

  1. Publication

    The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Update: February 2016)

    03 February 2016

    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), with projects of a total value of nearly USD 22 million. 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.

2015

  1. Publication

    Ringing in a New Era of Development Cooperation

    23 December 2015

    The ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy for 2015-17 has increased the ILO's focus, re-emphasized our effectiveness, and updated our approaches to capacity development, partnerships and resource mobilization. This brochure describes these innovations.

  2. Publication

    Public-private partnerships for decent work: An alliance for the future

    16 December 2015

  3. Inter-agency partnerships

    ILO and UNOPS to increase cooperation in fragile situations

    11 December 2015

    The ILO and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering several areas of cooperation, especially in fragile situations.

  4. Publication

    Triangular cooperation and Decent Work: Good Practices

    28 November 2015

    This publication is aimed at emphasizing the growing importance of South-South and triangular cooperation for the ILO in promoting social justice and mainstreaming the Decent Work Agenda, with a particular focus on triangular cooperation. It discusses the ILO’s definition of triangular cooperation and includes a compilation of good practices in successful triangular cooperation projects and activities that have been implemented in recent years in which the ILO has been involved.

  5. Partnerships

    ILO and IFRC to promote decent work opportunities in fragile and post-disaster settings

    20 November 2015

    Agreement covers cooperation on livelihoods, procurement, SMEs, and cooperatives.

  6. Publication

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

    10 November 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.

  7. Publication

    Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation and Decent Work: An ILO perspective

    09 November 2015

    With ILO's involvement with fragile-to-fragile cooperation, it has strengthened its relations with g7+ members based on the directives of our South-South and triangular cooperation practices. In fragile States it is crucial to promote partnerships between equals. Mutual trust, horizontal relations and demand-driven objectives characterize such partnerships. The g7+ has recently put forward a New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States. The New Deal proposes key peace building and state building goals, while focusing on new ways of engaging, and identifying commitment strategies. In a similar manner to the South-South and triangular cooperation rationale, the basis for this new cooperation paradigm is the acknowledgment that some beneficiary countries have learnt sufficiently from development.

  8. Public-private partnership

    ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Africa Re partner to enhance microinsurance markets in Africa

    02 November 2015

    Partnership between the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Africa Re will develop the capacity of insurance providers to offer valuable insurance products to the financially excluded population, and will promote cross-country collaboration and sharing of good practices among African countries.

  9. Public-private partnership

    ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) partner to change management for better impact insurance

    02 November 2015

    Partnership will support insurers to provide valuable and scalable insurance solutions to low-income households and SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  10. News

    ILO Director-General visits Algeria

    29 October 2015

    Invited by Mohammed El Ghazi, Minister of Labour, Employment, and Social Security, Guy Ryder attended a national tripartite conference and signed a South-South cooperation agreement on social dialogue and scoial protection to share Algeria's experience with several other African countries.

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    Business and persons with disabilities

    11 major companies to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace

    28 October 2015

    The new Global Business and Disability Network Charter is a global tool for businesses to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the world of work

  12. Publication

    Migration, human rights and governance - Handbook for parliamentarians No. 24, 2015

    16 October 2015

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Labour Office and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in this Handbook offer responses to fundamental questions on migration, such as those concerned with its root causes and possible responses in terms of good policies and practices, as well as the challenges, both for migrants and for countries, in relation to national well-being, development and social cohesion. The handbook proposes a balanced approach to make effective laws and policies that address the human rights of migrants and the governance of migration.

  13. Publication

    French multinational enterprises, corporate social responsibility and Social Protection Floors (SPF): Public-Private Partnership

    09 October 2015

    Social protection floors (SFP) are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees that should ensure that all in need have access to essential health care and to basic income security. They are a key area of work for the ILO. As part of the ILO’s initiatives to implement social protection floors in emerging and developing countries and its partnership with GIP SPSI (the French government agency responsible for social protection) in this area, an informal meeting was organized with representatives of French companies with significant international market share and interest in social protection issues as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.

  14. Publication

    Localizing the Decent Work Agenda through South-South and City-to-City Cooperation

    07 October 2015

    The ILO builds on the vision that local actors are important contributors to employment creation, social protection and the protection of fundamental principles and rights at work. In this view and in order to localize the Decent Work Agenda (DWA), the ILO signed a cooperation agreement with the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in 2012. Working together, the two organisations improve local actors’ capacities through South-South and City-to-City Cooperation and projects focusing on employment creation, local economic development and formalization of the informal sector

  15. Publication

    Social and Solidarity Economy: Social Innovation in the World of Work (Johannesburg, 27-31 July 2015) - A compilation of short articles for the 2015 Academy

    07 October 2015

    The articles, written by South-South scholars for the ILO’s 2015 Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (Johannseburg), focus on regional and subregional networking experiences for social innovation in SSE policies in the framework of South-South and triangular cooperation. The objective is to share and exchange good practices on SSTC and SSE and create a strong network of practitioners that combine SSE work with South-South and triangular cooperation methodology. Following the Academy, a series of networks were established.

  16. Publication

    Social Dialogue Fact Sheet Cover

    06 October 2015

  17. Publication

    Social Protection Fact Sheet Cover

    06 October 2015

  18. Publication

    Employment Promotion Cover

    06 October 2015

  19. Publication

    Public-private partnerships on standards and fundamental principles and rights at work

    06 October 2015