ILO100 News

February 2019

  1. World Day of Social Justice, 20 February

    The ILO since 1919: Fighting for social justice

    18 February 2019

    Since 1919 the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been on the frontline, bringing together governments, workers and employers in the struggle to make social justice and decent work a global reality.

  2. International Labour Standards

    Countries urged to ratify labour conventions

    18 February 2019

    To mark its Centenary the International Labour Organization is calling on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019.

  3. Tripartite consultation and forced labour

    Malta renews commitment toward International Labour Standards

    14 February 2019

    Malta ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), as well as of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

  4. ILO100

    Not on your own

    13 February 2019

    What happens when you are sick, disabled, young or old? Or, you may be unemployed or just not able to earn enough for you and your dependants to live on. Social protection provides workers and their families with a secure base, helping them plan for a better future. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  5. ILO100

    Not just any work

    06 February 2019

    Decent work – not just any work – is fundamental for peace, social justice, social inclusion, economic development and personal fulfilment. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out about the challenges to decent work and what the ILO is doing in response.

  6. Forced labour

    Ireland joins efforts to combat forced labour

    04 February 2019

    Ireland has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 29th ILO Member State to do so.

  7. National Event on the Global Commission Report

    1st national reflection on the Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work held in Japan

    01 February 2019

    Japan’s tripartite constituents found values in the Global Commission Report and re-acknowledged the necessity of social dialogue to promote human-centred agenda and then revitalize the social contract. The panel discussion in the event identified the relevance of the Report to the world of work in Japan in general and to its work style reform, in particular.

  8. ILO Centenary

    Wagner Moura congratulates the ILO on its Centenary

    01 February 2019

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador, actor and film director Wagner Moura congratulates the International Labour Organization on its Centenary and advocates for strong action to put an end to forced labour and modern slavery.

January 2019

  1. ILO100

    Equality and non-discrimination

    30 January 2019

    Promoting equality and combatting discrimination in the workplace is vital for decent work, and has been at the heart of the ILO’s mandate since its founding. Explore the latest chapter of our new interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  2. Fishing Convention - C188

    Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention

    30 January 2019

    Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.