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.


  1. Juncker: Social dialogue should return to centre of economic development

    09 June 2016

    Addressing the International Labour Conference the President of the European Commission has called on the ILO to partner with the EU to support economic integration and social progress around the globe.

  2. ILO calls on EU countries to boost and modernize social dialogue

    20 May 2016

    ILO Deputy Director-General insists on the crucial role social dialogue can play to achieve balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth in European countries.

  3. ILO Director-General expresses concern over freedom of association in Egypt

    08 April 2016

    “I wish to stress that it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the application of the international labour Conventions on freedom of association that it has freely ratified and which must be respected by all state authorities,” said Guy Ryder in a letter to the Egyptian President.

  4. ILO's statement on Trade Unions law in Cambodia

    04 April 2016

    The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR takes note of today’s decision of the National Assembly to adopt a Law on Trade Unions.

  5. © Vladimir Mladenovic / ILO 2022

    New mechanism for amicable settlement of labour disputes available to workers and employers

    02 February 2016

    A EU funded project on “Promoting Social Dialogue” implemented by the ILO has established a new mechanism for amicable settlement of labour disputes thus contributing to building and maintaining harmonious and productive workplace relations in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  6. Multi-employer collective bargaining offers workers, employers new opportunities

    14 January 2016

    The success of this agreement, the first one of its kind, can help Viet Nam successfully implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership obligations as a member state of the ILO.


  1. Global Supply Chains: International Labour Standards needed to implement Decent Work

    17 December 2015

    The international symposium on decent work in Global supply chains calls for ratification and implementation of International labour standards, and strengthening of trade unions in Multinationals Enterprises.

  2. International Symposium to discuss Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    08 December 2015

  3. ILO and IOM host Somali inter-ministerial dialogue on migration

    10 November 2015

    ILO and IOM hosted an inter-ministerial meeting that brought together a cross section of Somali government officials to discuss key issue on migration and mobility.

  4. © G.Legaria / AFP 2022

    ILO Forum agrees principles of regulation for call centre and telecom services employment

    04 November 2015

    A tripartite meeting at the ILO looks to improve regulation of work relationships in a rapidly changing industry.

  5. Regional Workshop on labour inspection and informal economy in Africa

    03 November 2015

    A major assessment of key methodological tools on labour inspection and the informal economy in six African countries.

  6. © AFP 2022

    ILO Director-General welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

    09 October 2015

    The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011". Read the ILO's reaction.

  7. ILO’s tripartite partners commit to improving labour standards and promotion of decent work in Punjab province

    22 September 2015

    The Government of Punjab restated its commitment to fast track the existing labour inspection reform process. Workers and Employers highlighted ILO’s role in expanding the coverage of labour legislation to the informal sector including domestic workers, home based workers and agriculture workers.

  8. Development of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program Commences

    04 September 2015

    The dialogue for the development of Pakistan’s Decent Work Country Program III (DWCP, 2016-2020) set off with a tripartite meeting convened by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistan and Human Resource Development (OP-HRD). The meeting saw the agreement on four broad priorities encompassing employment creation, social protection, ILS compliance and stronger worker and employer organizations.

  9. Collective bargaining and social dialogue highlighted in workshop as vital tools to ensure good industrial relations in MENA region

    03 September 2015

    The ILO brings together employer and union representatives from the MENA region to explore successful collective bargaining and bipartite social dialogue structures and practices in selected sectors.

  10. Labour Law Reforms, Termination of Employment, Productivity and Investment, Flexibility, Social Dialogue and the Economy

    21 August 2015

  11. Nigerian Labour Congress and ILO to jointly promote Decent Work

    11 August 2015

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Nigerian Labour Congress agreed to work together towards the promotion of Decent Work for all Nigerian Workers .

  12. © Bob Wolfenson 2022

    Brazilian actor Wagner Moura joins campaign to end modern slavery

    04 August 2015

    The award-winning actor has been appointed an ILO Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on forced labour, an issue he has long campaigned against.

  13. Five things you should know about maternity protection in Africa

    03 August 2015

    Around 830 million women do not have adequate maternity protection. Almost 80 per cent of these workers are in Africa and Asia. Mali, Morocco, Benin and Burkina Faso are the only African countries that have ratified ILO Convention No. 183.

  14. Africa must focus on youth employment, says President Obama

    28 July 2015

    In a historic address to the African Union, President Barack Obama urged leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the youngest and fastest-growing continent in the world.