October 2019

  1. © ILO 2019

    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

September 2019

  1. News

    Trade for Her: Empowering women through international trade

    30 September 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder underlined the need for a human-centred approach to trade policy at the ‘Trade for Her’ conference, organized by the European Commissioner for Trade.

  2. News

    Employment and Social Developments in Europe

    27 September 2019

  3. News

    The changing nature of work and skills in the digital age

    24 September 2019

    The ILO participated in a conference which presented a new report on the impact of the digital revolution on labour markets, written by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

  4. Labour migration

    ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  5. Forced Labour

    Belgium joins efforts to combat forced labour

    10 September 2019

    Belgium has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 38th ILO member State to do so

July 2019

  1. UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Accelerating action to end forced labour, human trafficking, modern slavery and child labour; experiences from Alliance 8.7 pathfinder countries

    22 July 2019

  2. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Labour Income Share and Distribution

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    04 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.

  3. News

    Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal sector

    01 July 2019

    The Director of ILO-Brussels presented the newly adopted ILO Standards on the elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work at an event hosted by the International Bar Association in Brussels.

June 2019

  1. International labour standards

    ILO congratulates Viet Nam, EU on signing free trade deal

    30 June 2019

    The agreement promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.