News

May 2015

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    Informally employed Syrian refugees, working under harsh conditions, further strain Jordanian labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in neighbouring Jordan has increased unemployment in areas in which they are highly concentrated, and further strained the host country’s infrastructure, resources and public services. This has increased competition in some sectors and added to the informality of the labour market, a new joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo) finds.

  2. Taking child labour out of hazelnut harvesting

    13 May 2015

    Turkey is finding success with coordinated measures to get children out of the hazelnut fields and into school. (Closed Captions available)

April 2015

  1. World OSH Day Celebrated in Turkey for the First Time

    28 April 2015

    The ILO has been recognizing the World OSH Day as both a day for commemoration and celebration since 2003 and this day is celebrated this year in Turkey for the first time with a focus on the crucial role of the National OSH Council.

  2. ILO Statement on Ranking Turkey in Fatal Work Accidents

    18 April 2015

    Several recent media reports on the trial procedure related to the Soma mining accident mention the International Labour Organization (ILO) “ranking Turkey third in the World for fatal work accidents”.

March 2015

  1. The project “Decent Work in the Green Economy” in Turkey concludes with a national conference

    30 March 2015

    The “Turkey Green Jobs Conference” took place on 26 March 2015 in Ankara.

  2. The project “Decent Jobs in the Green Economy” concludes with a conference held in Ankara

    16 March 2015

    Speaking at the conference “Green Jobs in Turkey” which was the last activity under the project, International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Green Jobs Programme Coordinator Kees van der Ree remarked that many countries are now aware of the strong connection between the way natural resources are managed today and economic and social development in the future.

  3. Women and the World of Work

    09 March 2015

    Twenty years have passed since the 4th World Conference on Women adopted a far-reaching roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. ILO TV shows how far we've come, and how we can move farther and faster to get to where we want to go.

January 2015

  1. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!

July 2013

  1. Decent work in the green economy – National workshop for Turkey

    05 July 2013