Latest news

January 2013

  1. Event

    Stakeholders meeting "Promoting the integration of migrant domestic workers in Europe: the case of Belgium"

    A National Stakeholders meeting "Promoting the Integration of Migrant Domestic workers in Europe: the case of Belgium" is organized in Brussels by the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) of the University of Antwerp. This is one of the partners of the ILO-coordinated and EU-funded research project "Promoting Integration of Migrant Domestic workers in Europe".

  2. News

    ILO at liaison forum bringing together EU social partners

    29 January 2013

    On the occasion of the EU Social Dialogue Liaison Forum - organized by the European Commission (EC) on 28 January 2013 and bringing together EU sector social partners - Ms Maria Beatriz Mello da Cunha (ILO) and Ms May Mi Than Tun (ILO) presented the on-going and future ILO Sectoral Programme.

  3. Press release

    Uncertainty makes global unemployment rise again

    22 January 2013

    Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, labour markets remain deeply depressed with no improvements in sight. Uncertain economic outlook and inadequate policy responses hold back job creation. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder stresses that policy makers must find coordinated answers to the crisis.

  4. News

    European Parliament adopts resolution on textile factory fires

    17 January 2013

    As a reaction to fires in garment factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on recent casualties in textile factory fires, notably in Bangladesh.

  5. Youth employment

    ILO Chief: Less austerity, more investment needed to tackle youth jobs crisis

    11 January 2013

    Failing to act on the youth jobs crisis would sow the seeds of social unrest and destroy hopes for sustainable growth. That is a cost the world cannot afford, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said at a conference on youth employment in Budapest.

  6. New survey

    More than 52 million domestic workers worldwide

    09 January 2013

    Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report.

December 2012

  1. News

    Belgian labour council urges government to ratify ILO Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers

    20 December 2012

    The Belgian National Labour Council urged the Belgian government to promptly ratify ILO Convention No. 189 concerning decent work for domestic workers in a joint opinion published on 18 December 2012.

  2. News

    ILO, European Commission, OHCHR, UNWOMEN and KSBSI sign agreement on global action programme on migrant domestic workers

    18 December 2012

    The European Commission and the ILO in partnership with OHCHR, UNWOMEN and the Indonesian Trade Union KSBSI signed an agreement on implementing a “Global Action programme on migrant domestic workers and their families”. The implementation of this three-year programme, with € 3.5 million EU funding, will start on 1 February 2013.

  3. Global Employment Trends for Women 2012

    Labour market gender gap: Two steps forward, one step back

    11 December 2012

    The gender gap in global labour markets showed some convergence in the earlier part of the last decade but increased after the crisis erupted in 2007, according to an ILO report produced in collaboration with UN Women. The picture varies considerably among regions.

  4. Event

    ILO-Luxembourg conference on "Green Jobs. Opportunities and challenges for green and decent jobs"

    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the ILO are organizing a conference on green jobs and its opportunities in Luxembourg on 13 December 2012.