News and events

2021

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    Our impact, Their voices

    Sustainable cotton farming brings better lives for farmers and their families

    02 August 2021

    ILO is working with global fashion giant Inditex to reduce the vulnerability of cotton-farming families in India so that children can experience their childhood without work and the families are able to support themselves.

  2. Press release

    ILO Secures €8 Million from EU for Projects in Sierra Leone

    28 July 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has signed an €8 million partnership agreement with European Union for implementation of feeder road maintenance and youth entrepreneurship programme in agricultural value chain in Sierra Leone.

  3. ILO in action

    Strong labour laws make decent work a reality

    27 July 2021

    The latest in our ILO in Action video series spotlights Georgia, where the ILO worked with the government to draft extensive amendments to its labour code and a new law on labour inspection. Without strong labour laws there can be no decent work, says Chief Technical Advisor, Cătălin Ţacu.

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    News

    Indonesia strengthens its internal coordination for work in fishing

    27 July 2021

    To be more compliant with ILO Convention No. 188 on Work in Fishing, ILO assisted a technical meeting to strengthen coordination with stakeholders to better protect workers in the fishing sector.

  5. News

    ILO and Finland sign cooperation agreement on Trade for Decent Work

    23 July 2021

    On Monday 19 July, the International Labour Organization has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to further support the application of the ILO Fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labour relations and working conditions.

  6. Video

    Japan, ILO earmark $2.2-M to restart small Philippine firms hit by pandemic

    23 July 2021

    ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) Market Edge in a live interview with ILO Enterprise Development Specialist Hideki Kagohashi talked about a recently launched ILO and Japan project to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. ILO in Action

    Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    18 July 2021

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.

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    Introducing a youth guarantee (YG) in the Western Balkans

    The European Commission and the ILO join forces to support young people

    18 July 2021

    A new EC/ILO Technical Assistance Facility set up to pursue youth employment in the Western Balkans.

  9. Press release

    ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises

    15 July 2021

    Small enterprises and alternative livelihoods will benefit from a new ILO project with the Government of Japan through safer, more digitalized and productive workplaces, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and mitigate the impact on employment and the economy in the Philippines.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Mobile station brings training closer to farm workers in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    An ILO-supported mobile station is bringing training sessions to farm workers at their place of work and helping them apply their taught skills on the job, in various occupations, such as grafting and pruning.