News and events


  1. Partnership

    Denmark signs new Partnership Programme with ILO worth $11.2 million

    The Government of Denmark will contribute DKK 50 million (approximately US$ 8.6 million) in flexible and predictable resources to the Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) of the International Labour Organization and DKK 15 million (US$ 2.6 million) to the Better Work programme – an innovative partnership between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.

  2. 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.


  1. 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


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    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

    17 November 2014

    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.

  9. Partnership

    Denmark signs new Partnership Programme with ILO worth $11.2 million

    26 September 2014

    Agreement will provide flexible and predictable resources to the ILO's Regular Budget Supplementary Fund and to the joint ILO-IFC programme, Better Work

  10. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    How-To Guide: SSTC and Decent Work

    21 September 2014

    In line with the strategy of the ILO for South-South and triangular cooperation and its outcomes, this How-to Guide aims at helping practitioners better understand South-South and triangular cooperation. It is mainly targeted at the United Nations system and the ILO’s tripartite constituency, with a focus on the staff who will be applying this tool in their operational programmes.

  11. Corporate social responsibility

    ILO and H&M sign unique agreement on sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry

    15 September 2014

    New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry.

  12. Publication

    The Taqeem Fund: Results-based monitoring and evaluation for youth employment in the MENA region: Public-Private Partnership

    26 July 2014

    To support youth employment initiatives and improving the effectiveness of their programs, the ILO initiated work on results-based monitoring and evaluation. This new public-private partnership (PPP) supports a select group of small and medium-sized youth employment organizations from the Middle East and North Africa region to develop strategies and provide evidence of their impact, through cost-effective and mass-market technology-based tools. The results are promoted to a broader community of policymakers, practitioners and funders. The Taqeem (wich means “evaluation” in Arabic) Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of fifteen youth employment organizations pioneering new approaches to build capacity in the MENA region to measure and monitor the impact of national programmes.

  13. News

    Improving skills for better jobs and economic growth

    09 July 2014

    The ILO and the Republic of Korea have launched a dynamic partnership to promote job creation and apprenticeships for economic growth.

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    Progress booked after one year of ILO-EU-Bangladesh Compact on safety in garment factories

    09 July 2014

    A year ago, the ILO, the EU, Bangladesh and the United States signed a Compact to improve labour rights in the garment industry of Bangladesh.

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    Multilateral cooperation

    ILO and UNESCO reconfirm commitment to joint work in new agreement

    08 July 2014

    Text covers training youth for employment, women's employment and equal rights, child labour, human rights, social protection floors, poverty eradication and South-South and triangular cooperation.

  16. Public-Private Partnerships

    CAOBISCO and ILO to extend cooperation in combating child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

    18 June 2014

    Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.

  17. South-South and triangular cooperation

    Informal meeting of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the ILO in the framework of SSTC

    18 June 2014

    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 2014. Inter alia, they discussed the recent publication, "South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP): good practices in social protection and in combating child labour" (see link below to Portuguese version).

  18. Publication

    The Microinsurance Innovation Facility: Catalyzing protection of the working poor

    17 June 2014

    The Facility inspires and encourages new approaches to reach unmet needs and thus stimulates product and process innovations within potential and existing risk carriers, but also the types of services offered and the delivery channels chosen. Such innovations can fall within the entire range of operations; they can be related to, for example, the client interface, the processing of applications, the claims and the renewals.

  19. Partnerships

    ILO and Singapore renew Partnership Agreement to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia

    10 June 2014

    Involves cooperation on issues concerning productivity, occupational safety and health, tripartism and social dialogue.