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. Skills and lifelong learning critical for all workers

    18 November 2020

    A new guide addresses the challenges facing workers needing to update their skills and embark on lifelong learning.

  2. Workers’ organizations are essential to promote and put into practice ILO standards on Violence and Harassment

    03 July 2020

    Social dialogue including collective bargaining remains a vital instrument for workers’organizations to advocate for the ratification and implementation of these new ILO standards on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  4. © ILO 2020

    In times of crisis, solidarity between workers and employers is paramount, says the ILO

    09 April 2020

    Past crises show that workers and employers need to work together to address the impact of COVID-19, says a new joint report from the International Labour Organization’s workers’ and employers’ groups.

  5. The world of work and COVID-19: How countries are responding

    09 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in many countries, the ILO is publishing a digest of the actions taken by its member States and their social partners, to lessen the impact on their economies and labour markets.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.