News

May 2022

  1. Sexual orientation should not be a barrier to work

    25 May 2022

    Many people face discrimination in labour markets because of their sexual orientation. The ILO’s Kitchen and Voice Project in Brazil provides business training to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) workers to help them obtain decent work.

  2. ILO: Labour market recovery goes into reverse

    23 May 2022

    Recovery in the global labour market is threatened by multiple and interlinked global crises, as well as increasing inequalities, according to the latest ILO report on the world of work.

  3. © Adam Lai 2022

    Global Child Labour Conference agrees Durban Call to Action to end child labour

    20 May 2022

    The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.

  4. "Don't give up on your dreams. I made it, so can you" Hikmet Karakurt, Engineering Student

    19 May 2022

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    ILO/UNICEF: Social protection contributes to reducing child labour

    18 May 2022

    A new ILO-UNICEF report calls for the closing of the social protection coverage gap that means 1.5 billion children are still unsupported by family or child cash benefits.

  6. ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    18 May 2022

    An increase in minimum monthly wages has been agreed for the world’s seafarers.

  7. Far-reaching action needed to end child labour

    16 May 2022

    Delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour unite in calling for more to be done to end child labour

  8. © Fadel Senna / AFP 2022

    Nearly 5 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since the start of the Russian aggression, says ILO

    11 May 2022

    Amid the humanitarian crisis sparked by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, labour markets are being disrupted both in the country and in neighbouring states.

  9. 110th International Labour Conference to open on May 27

    06 May 2022

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    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.