News and events

The ILO Centenary

  • The ILO Centenary – Why it matters to us all

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder marks the start of the ILO’s second century of service to the world of work by recalling its first 100 years and pointing to the challenges that face us all in shaping the future of work we want.

News

  1. Forced labour

    Russian Federation’s renewed commitment to combat forced labour

    17 January 2019

    The Russian Federation has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 28th ILO Member State to do so.

  2. ILO100

    Voices from the world of work: Shashi Tharoor

    15 January 2019

    As part of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) video voices series, created to mark the Organization’s 100th anniversary in 2019, Indian politician and former U.N. Under-Secretary General, Shashi Tharoor talks about why the world needs the ILO.

Publications

  1. Future of Work for Tea Smallholders in Sri Lanka

    15 December 2018

    This study presents the findings of a mapping exercise commissioned by the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives to assess the current state of decent work among tea smallholders in Sri Lanka and its implications on the future of work in the tea industry.

  2. Women’s ILO: Transnational networks, global labour standards and gender equity, 1919 to Present

    15 March 2018

    What is the place of women in global labour policies? This book gathers new research on a century of ILO engagement with women’s work.