The ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries

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    Taking next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

  • © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  • Making social protection fit for the future

    At an Infopoint organized by the European Commission, the ILO welcomed the new EU-funded flagship programme which aims to increase social protection coverage in eight priority countries. The project will be implemented jointly by the ILO, UNICEF and the Global Coalition for social protection floors.