News and events

2018

  1. International Youth Day

    Vocational training gives young people in Madagascar a way out of gang crime

    07 August 2018

    In the scenic port town of Diego-Suarez in northern Madagascar, a project supported by the ILO has helped fight urban violence, enabling young people to learn a trade and leave a life of crime behind.

  2. © ILO/ Ala’a al-Sukhni 2018

    Response to the Syria Refugee Crisis

    ILO, UNHCR strengthen partnership to promote employment for refugees and Jordanian host communities in Jordan

    17 July 2018

    A Letter of Understanding, signed by the two agencies, outlines ways to increase collaboration of joint activities aimed at helping Refugees and Host Communities access decent work.

  3. Enterprise Formalization

    South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    The Forum aims to support the Philippines to achieve decent work through enterprise formalization by further empowering policymakers and informal economy leaders to design and implement an appropriate policy mix. The three-day Forum will bring together around 30 high level policy makers and expert from the Philippines with experts from the Global South (Brazil, Chile, India and Uruguay) and ILO Specialists.

  4. Enterprise Formalization

    Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines

    The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.

  5. MNEs

    Japan’s Minister calls for socially responsible labour practices in electronics sector

    15 June 2018

    He praises efforts by businesses in Viet Nam to conduct social dialogues and corporate social responsibilities, which can contribute to the long-term socio-economic development of the country.

  6. News

    Field Visit to Senegal for ILO’s development partners

    07 June 2018

    On 17 – 20 April 2018 ILO's development partners were invited to a field visit to Dakar to experience how the Decent Work Agenda is being promoted and implemented in Senegal

  7. Press release

    ILO and Singapore moving forward to promote decent work in Southeast Asia

    05 June 2018

  8. © Osseiran Nadine 2018

    Press release

    ILO, Flanders to promote decent work in Malawi’s tea plantations

    23 April 2018

    The project focuses on empowering women and ending violence at work, promoting freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as improving access to water and sanitation.

  9. Publication

    Brief: The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    20 April 2018

    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 in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It aims to preserve social and economic stability and enhance resilience at the national level, in line with national plans and chapters of the 3RP. Embedded in the principles of decent work, the ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    Bosnia: A partnership to create jobs

    19 April 2018

    Local employment partnerships have proved to be a promising approach to create jobs for the long-term unemployed and provide businesses with a skilled workforce in Bosnia and Herzegovina.