News items


  1. Cook Islands ratifies two ILO Conventions

    21 September 2018

    The Government of Cook Islands has deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification for two ILO Conventions: C144 on the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) and C182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, which have now been formally registered

  2. International labour standards and reporting training for Pacific Island Countries

    23 August 2018

    Tripartite regional workshop on International Labour Standards (ILS) and reporting obligations for Pacific Island Countries

  3. NEPAD Agency joins ILO’s Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    22 August 2018

    Developing skills and youth entrepreneurship for job creation in Africa.

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    ILO, Jordan to expand green employment project for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

    15 August 2018

    The ILO and Jordan’s Ministry of Agriculture agree to implement the second phase of a project to boost decent jobs through green works and labour-intensive employment in agriculture and forestry.

  5. Participants learn about promoting youth employment for peace and resilience at elective course on Youth Employment in Fragile Settings

    20 July 2018

  6. Green Jobs training in Iran

    18 July 2018

    Between 26 and 28 June 2018, the ILO Green Jobs Programme delivered a Green Jobs Training to more than 70 participants from government agencies, social partners and civil societies in Teheran, Iran.

  7. Speech by Director-General Guy Ryder. International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships

    11 July 2018

  8. Advancing decent work in the rural economy through cooperatives in post-conflict Northern Province in Sri Lanka

    20 June 2018

  9. High-level panel discusses Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

    15 June 2018

  10. Employment Policy Department at the 2018 International Labour Conference (Slideshow)

    07 June 2018

    Representatives of the ILO's Employment Policy Department met with delegates at the 107th ILC on 6 June to share knowledge and information on a range of publications, tools and guides on policies and programmes that promote quality job creation through economic diversification and investment strategies, skills development and labour market policies.

  11. What is ERA Agro-Forestry doing for contractors in Timor Leste?

    22 May 2018

    Capacity Building for Contractors, especially for local small and medium Contractors is a “buzz word” in developmental circles owing to the colossal amounts that are spent on infrastructure, its impact on employment and the realization that true development is best achieved through local capacity.

  12. ILO launches series of regional seminars on Recommendation 205 for workers’ organizations

    21 May 2018

  13. ILO, UNESCO and UN-HABITAT launch consultations on a “Regional facility for urban crisis recovery and reconstruction in the Arab States”

    17 May 2018

  14. Improving the OSH capacities of relevant officials and private contractors in Timor-Leste

    15 May 2018

    Staff from the Ministry of Development and Institutional Reform (MDIR), Ministry of State Administration (ESTATAL) and private contractors participated in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Capacity Development Trainings held in two regions of Timor-Leste: Dili and Bacau.

  15. ILO, partners met to boost Green Public Employment Programmes (GPEP)

    19 April 2018

    Green Public Employment Programmes

  16. Workshop on infrastructure financing tools and systems in Mogadishu

    28 March 2018

  17. The daily reality of working poverty

    14 February 2018

    Millions of people around the world work, but live in poverty. A recent ILO report shows that more needs to be done to reduce inequalities and improve conditions for the working poor, who face a harsh daily reality.

  18. Launching of the GAIN Training Guidebook during the 3rd GAIN Conference

    01 February 2018

    The third GAIN Conference, which followed the Global Forum on Just Transition, gave a tribune for researchers and policy makers to exchange on research methods and country experiences to evaluate the impact of transitioning towards greener economy.

  19. Milestone attained with take-off of contractor training programme

    29 January 2018

    The ERA Agro-Forestry Project seeks at capacitating 40 contractors, together with central government and municipal officials to construct and supervise rural roads within agro-forestry areas.

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    ILO: Unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018

    22 January 2018

    The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world.