News and events

2017

  1. Youth employment

    ILO, LUKOIL extend partnership on youth employment

    23 May 2017

    “We have the unique opportunity to partner in order to scale-up action on youth employment and tackle this crisis head on,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. The ILO and the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Tokyo 2020 and the ILO agree unique partnership to promote Decent Work

    12 May 2017

    The Organizing Committee and the UN Agency for the world of work will sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices among the delivery partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

  3. News

    EU, ILO and Timorese Government sign agro-forestry project worth EUR 12.2 Million

    09 May 2017

    Representatives from the European Union (EU), the ILO and the Timor-Leste Government signed an agreement of € 12.2 million for a rural development project to be developed by 2021 in six municipalities in the country.

  4. Publication

    China-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    18 April 2017

    China has been an ILO member State since 1919. China supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and through development cooperation programmes and projects. The China-ILO partnership focuses on social justice, decent work and fair globalization.

  5. Publication

    Turkey-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    04 April 2017

    Turkey supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programme. Turkey has become a major refugee-hosting country, with more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees registered. While the address of humanitarian needs has been at the forefront of the response, the focus has been increasingly shifting to livelihoods support.

  6. Publication

    Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    03 April 2017

    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). 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.

  7. European Union award

    European Union awards 3 million euros in grants for local economic development and employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    27 March 2017

    Award of grant certificates under the EU funded project “Support to Local Employment Partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (LEP) was held on 27 March 2017 at the EU Delegation premises.

  8. © Cao peng / Imaginechina 2017

    Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    ILO and Walk Free Foundation to collaborate on Global Estimate of Modern Slavery

    17 March 2017

    Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  9. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2017

    Sustainable development

    ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change

    14 March 2017

    The agreement between the two organizations will bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  10. News

    Saving and Empowering Lives: New UN-EU Partnership Report launched

    01 March 2017

    The European Union and the United Nations work together to improve lives in more than 170 countries.

  11. Publication

    Panama-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Panama supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and development cooperation programmes and projects. Panama has always been very committed to the promotion of dialogue and cooperation and has been an active contributor to the ILO since the 1990’s.

  12. Publication

    Algeria-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Algeria supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programmes and projects. Algeria has always been very committed to social change, the promotion of decent work and the positive impact they both have in alleviating people’s labour conditions, and has thus been increasing its level of engagement and cooperation with the ILO in the recent years.

  13. © ILO/Marcel Crozet 2017

    Annual high-level meeting

    ILO and European Commission reaffirm mutual partnership at 13th high-level meeting

    01 February 2017

    On 18 and 19 January, the ILO and the European Commission (EC) held their 13th annual high-level meeting in Geneva.

  14. Press release

    ILO donors visit refugee response frontline in Jordan

    30 January 2017

    Donors examine outcomes of ILO employment programmes for Syrian refugees and Jordanians.

  15. Publication

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA)

    21 January 2017

    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 in order to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries. Over recent years, the ILO has used a significant tranche of its RBSA funding to launch activities targeting both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan.

  16. Publication

    ILO Syria Crisis Response Strategy (Update: January 2017)

    20 January 2017

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees. The ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and rights at work through contributing to building the resilience of host communities and refugees, strengthening institutional capacities and coordination to eliminate child labour, and supporting evidence-based policy development to ensure an employment-rich national response, embedded in the principles of decent work.

  17. © IEMS HKUST 2017

    Skills for the future

    ILO, Russia renew cooperation on skills and G20 Training Strategy

    18 January 2017

    The project will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means to support productivity, competitiveness and growth.

  18. Transparency

    ILO’s Official Development Assistance data now available on OECD-DAC database

    17 January 2017

    The OECD-DAC has published detailed financial information on ODA core spending by the ILO in 2014 and 2015

  19. In brief

    Decent work, the key to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    13 January 2017

    Decent work puts money in the pockets of individuals and families that they can spend in the local economy. Their purchasing power fuels the growth and development of sustainable enterprises, especially smaller businesses, which in turn are able to hire more workers and improve their pay and conditions. It increases tax revenues for governments, who can then fund social measures to protect those who cannot find, or are unable to work.

2016

  1. News

    ILO and UNFPA to collaborate on gender issues

    30 November 2016

    ILO and UNFPA to combine efforts relating to workplace violence as well as sexual and reproductive health rights