News and events

Highlights

  1. 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.

  2. UN system: Country-level consultations for ECOSOC

    Conclusions from the Indonesia country level consultation for the ECOSOC 2015 Integration Segment

    Government, employer and worker representatives, academics and other stakeholders met on 24 February, to review lessons learned and adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development for submission to the ECOSOC Integration Segment in late March 2015.

  3. 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. South-south cooperation

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

    04 May 2015

  2. Public-private partnership

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

    22 April 2015

  3. 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

  4. Publication

    Mainstreaming the strategic objectives of the Decent Work Agenda in UNDAFs and UN Joint Programming (2013-2015)

    15 April 2015

    The present desk review has been prepared in response to the need for greater UN system-wide policy coherence in development cooperation and country-level operational modalities established and/or recommended by the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of the United Nations (December 2012). This study analysed in a qualitative manner the mainstreaming of the Decent Work Agenda in the UNDAFs and One Programmes in a sample of 43 countries from five regions over the period January 2013 to March 2015 (active UNDAFs). The review illustrates how the efforts in joint programming are aligned and reflected in the activities and results of 95 components which have been implemented by the ILO in the framework of 15 joint programmes.

  5. ILO Partnerships

    Members of g7+ discuss creating jobs for peace through Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation

    09 April 2015

    ILO and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Brussels meeting on Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation between countries moving into sustainable development

  6. Publication

    The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    27 March 2015

    The strategy is development-focused in its support to the host communities and the refugees, and has the key aim of preserving social and economic stability.

  7. © Flickr/N. Sawka 2015

    Partnerships

    Israel helps ILO promote decent work for Roma youth

    27 March 2015

    Contribution will focus on Central and Eastern Europe

  8. Publication

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

    23 March 2015

    In March 2014 a High Level Meeting on Decent Work in Fragile States was held in conjunction with the ILO Governing Body, where Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Helder da Costa, Secretary General of the g7+, which mentions the importance of "fragile-to-fragile" cooperation to build a partnership in key areas of the ILO’s mandate such as job creation, skills development, social protection and promotion of South-South and triangular cooperation. It will guide country-led planning, which will ultimately be defined by the unique context and challenges prevailing in each country."

  9. Press release

    DSWD, ILO partner for sustainable livelihood

    09 March 2015

    The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today strengthened its partnership and signed a grant agreement to support sustainable livelihood and community enterprise development in regions affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  10. ILO-UNDP High-level meeting sponsored by Germany and Moldova

    Strengthened capacities, effective institutions critical for successful implementation of the post-2015 development agenda

    02 March 2015

    The Global Dialogue launched in 2014 by the United Nations Development Group, which resulted in calls from around the world for more responsive governance and better public service provision, concluded with this high-level meeting organized by the ILO, UNDP, Moldova and Germany.

  11. Partnership

    United States and Viet Nam launch joint programme with ILO to combat child labour

    02 March 2015

    On 4 December 2014, an ILO project was approved to combat child labour in Viet Nam, based on a donation from the United States Department of Labor of US$ 8 million and US$ 1.2 million from the Government of Viet Nam.

  12. PARDEV Newsletter No. 45

    2014 - The year in review

    18 February 2015

    “The Conference session will be remembered, above all, for the overwhelming adoption of the Protocol to Convention No. 29 on Forced Labour. It is the fruit of our collective determination to put an end to an abomination which still afflicts our world of work, and to free its 21 million victims.” - ILO Director General Guy Ryder

2014

  1. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2015

    Press release

    ILO initial estimates reveal 800,000 workers affected by Hagupit; stands ready to assist through emergency employment

    10 December 2014

    The ILO estimates 800,000 workers have been affected by Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight. In response, the ILO stands ready to allocate US$1.5 million and to support the government through emergency employment and sustainable livelihood.

  2. Press release

    ILO and UNCTAD renew their partnership for development

    04 December 2014

    ILO an UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen their collaboration on trade and employment related matters.

  3. Partnership

    Germany increases support to the ILO's fight against child labour

    03 December 2014

  4. Press release

    EU and ILO promote decent work for health professionals

    20 November 2014

    For the past three years, the ILO, in partnership with migration-relevant government agencies, employers and workers’ organizations and civil society, has been implementing the European Union-financed project on “Decent Work across Borders”. The project focuses on raising awareness for the safe, ethical and decent migration and voluntary return of health-care professionals and skilled workers from the Philippines, India and Viet Nam to selected European member States.

  5. South-South and triangular cooperation

    Global South-South Development Expo 2014: ILO solution forum

    Within the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo, held in Washington DC from 17 to 21 November 2014, the ILO Solution Forum focused on projects concerning sustainable development and decent work in a variety of contexts worldwide based on good practices in SSTC with a view to the post-2015 framework.

  6. South-South and triangular cooperation

    BRICS and the ILO: An overview

    16 October 2014

    During the past few years, development cooperation between both governments and private industry from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China, South Africa) and the ILO has been very active. In 2009, Brazil signed an overarching framework agreement on Technical Cooperation with Latin American and African countries for the implementation of the ILO-Brazil Partnership Programme for the Promotion of South-South Cooperation.

  7. South-South and triangular cooperation: Urban development

    Urban/Rural Policies for the Creation of Decent Jobs

    03 October 2014

    UCLG and the City of Chefchaouen in Morocco held a learning exchange for Northern and Western Africa from 24 to 27 September on the issue of Local Economic Development (LED) and Decent Work in Cultural Economies of Intermediary Cities.

  8. PARDEV Newsletter No. 44

    Decent work at the heart of UN development goals

    01 October 2014

    At the UN General Assembly Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon will present his report on the current MDGs and look ahead to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the 17 proposed new goals includes full and productive employment and decent work for all, which is at the heart of the ILO’s mandate and is critical to ending poverty. However, ILO priorities are reflected in many of the other 17 proposed new SDGs.