ILO's Director-General: News and press releases
The ILO Governing Body concludes its 347th session
28 March 2023
The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization considered a range of issues of major importance for the world of work, including decent work in the platform economy and in supply chains, the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the situations in Myanmar, Belarus and Venezuela.
ILO and IFC scale up collaboration on social issues in private investments
17 March 2023
In his address to the ILO Governing Body, the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, Makhtar Diop, announced plans to reinforce the partnership with ILO.
347th ILO's Governing Body
ILO Director-General warns of rise in global inequalities, highlights need for global coalition on social justice
14 March 2023
At the opening session of the ILO Governing Body meeting, the Director-General has stressed the urgent need for a broad-based and co-ordinated response to promote social justice and tackle economic and social inequalities.
ILO and Viet Nam collaboration
ILO Director-General meets Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister
02 March 2023
The ILO Director-General and the Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister held talks about cooperation on key work issues, including decent work, social protection, and the transition from the informal economy to the formal economy.
ILO stresses the need for transformative care economy policies with decent employment opportunities for domestic workers
28 February 2023
An Ibero-American symposium in Cartagena aims to identify challenges and opportunities for policy makers. The ILO Director-General joined Ministers of Labour from Latin America and Spain for Tuesday's virtual opening session.
Director-General's mission to Côte d'Ivoire
ILO Director-General welcomes Côte d'Ivoire's action on social protection
27 February 2023
During his visit to Abidjan, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, stressed the need to promote decent work in the cocoa sector.
Avis aux médias
Partage régionale des connaissances pour des partenariats sur l'élimination du travail des enfants dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement
21 February 2023
La conférence régionale favorisera l'échange de connaissances et facilitera la création d'expériences de partenariat intra-africain et par le biais de la coopération Sud-Sud.
Regional knowledge sharing for partnerships on the elimination of child labour in supply chains
21 February 2023
The regional conference will promote the exchange of knowledge and facilitate the creation of partnership experiences Intra-African and through South-South cooperation.
20 to 24 February 2023
ILO Director-General Houngbo visits Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
20 February 2023
Houngbo holds talks with government officials and social partners in both countries.
Podcast: ILO Director-General – why we need greater social justice
20 February 2023
On World Day of Social Justice, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F Houngbo, explained why policymakers must prioritize social justice or risk fueling poverty, inequality and social unrest, as well as undermining action against climate change.
World Day of Social Justice
Event: How to deliver a sustained dose of social justice
On World Day of Social Justice the ILO brings together leading figures from academia, politics and the world of work with the ILO Director-General to discuss how to advance social justice in the world.
ILO Director-General visits Republic of Moldova
14 February 2023
During his two-day stay, the Director-General will have discussions with the Moldovan President and ILO constituents on the impact of the war in neighbouring Ukraine.
Amid crisis there is reason to hope – if we come together to pursue social justice
01 February 2023
In a blog for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ILO Director-General calls for more international cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals and greater social justice.
COVID-19 and transport workers
Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies
25 January 2023
A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.
25 to 28 January 2023
First official visit to Africa by ILO Director-General Houngbo
25 January 2023
During his stay, he will hold talks with Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, as well as with the Senegalese authorities in charge of labour issues.
Public private partnership
Inditex joins ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network
25 January 2023
The International Labour Organization’s Global Business and Disability Network aims to increase recognition by companies, such as Inditex – the world’s largest clothing retailer – of the benefits of disability inclusion.
WEF Annual Meeting in Davos
ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum
16 January 2023
The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.
WEF meeting in Davos
ILO Director-General: The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice – Here's why
09 January 2023
Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the ILO Director-General outlines why greater social justice is needed to reinvigorate social progress and respond to the impact of multiple global crises.
ILO Director-General concludes visit to Qatar
04 December 2022
During his two-day trip, International Labour Organization Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, held talks with senior Qatari officials and migrant worker representatives on issues including strengthening labour rights and standards and building social justice.
ILO Director-General meets constituents on first visit to Belgium
01 December 2022
During his trip to Brussels, the ILO Director-General met the Belgian Minister of the Economy and Employment, the Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, in charge of Development Cooperation and of the Major Cities Policy, and the Belgian social partners.