Press releases

ACTRAV Info sheets are communiqués on positions taken by the International Labour Office affecting workers and on the positions of the Workers' Group within the organization's various forums.

2020

  1. ILO defers International Labour Conference until 2021 due to COVID-19

    06 April 2020

    In view of the severe restrictions on travel and personal interaction implemented worldwide and the need to ensure the well-being of delegates and staff, the 109th session of the International Labour Conference will take place next year.

  2. ILO Governing Body will not hold its March meeting due to Covid-19

    04 March 2020

    The decision follows a risk assessment and consultations with the Swiss authorities. It means that Governing Body business will be dealt with later in the year.

2019

  1. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2020

    ILO launches new statistics portal

    05 November 2019

    A new ILO website provides a wealth of labour data for a range of users including labour researchers, journalists, experts who want to produce their own data, as well as the general public.

  2. ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.

  3. Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  4. ILO and All China Federation of Trade Unions join forces to implement decent work in Asia Pacific

    15 June 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) signed today a cooperation agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to enhance the institutional capacities of trade unions in Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Plamen Dimitrov, elected Vice-president of the Conference

    10 June 2019

  6. Unions in Moldova and Azerbaijan sign a cooperation agreement

    13 May 2019

  7. Towards ratification of ILO Conventions in Georgia

    10 May 2019

  8. Terra Justa pays tribute to the ILO

    15 April 2019

  9. Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    09 April 2019

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  10. The inclusion of workers with disabilities is crucial to achieving SDGs

    20 March 2019

    People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority but many face discrimination in the workplace and their rights are often denied.

  11. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019

  12. 100 years of fighting for Social Justice

    02 January 2019

    To welcome the beginning of the ILO’s century year, we look at the organization’s history and impact – and how it is preparing for its second century.

2018

  1. © Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo 2020

    ILO report calls for urgent action to reach climate goals

    22 October 2018

    Only a proactive engagement of governments and the social partners can lead to a more sustainable development.

  2. Trade unions in Europe and Central Asia join forces to promote SDGs

    15 October 2018

    Organizations from Europe and Central Asia met on 12 October in Moldova to coordinate their approach to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  3. ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    24 September 2018

  4. New online portal help Overseas Filipino Workers rate recruiters

    25 July 2018

    Workers organizations and trade unions in the Philippines will launch a new web platform, to help protect migrant workers from abusive employment practices through user reviews of recruitment agencies.

  5. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.

  6. Towards the ILO Centenary: Call for testimonies from Workers' Organizations

    16 May 2018