1. © Tariq Saeed / IRIN 2024

    A year of lows and highs in the world of work

    21 December 2021

    2021 was another momentous year in the world of work, due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were highs amidst the lows, moments to celebrate and moments to reflect. Take a look at the highlights of the International Labour Organization's year.


  1. © M. Crozet / ILO 2024

    Green jobs and skills

    05 June 2019

    Moving to a green economy is crucial for combating climate change and environmental degradation. But a successful transition will require extensive reskilling and upskilling to prepare workers for their new roles.

  2. The quest for social justice

    30 April 2019

    Since the founding of the ILO in 1919, developing International Labour Standards has been at the core of its work. As we celebrate Labour Day on May 1, we present a history of the early days of the Organization, as it embarked on its quest for social justice against a background of conflict and social unrest.


  1. © Christian Tasso 2024

    Fifteen per cent – A celebration of diversity

    03 December 2018

    Fifteen per cent of the world’s population are persons with disabilities. Of these, 80 per cent are of working age. With many facing barriers to equal opportunities, the ILO works to improve their access to decent work. To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, artist and photographer, Christian Tasso, has created an exhibition – to be shown at the ILO – that shows how our communities and the world of work are enriched when they are inclusive and celebrate diversity. See a selection of his photos here.

  2. We need safe and healthy workplaces for young people

    27 April 2018

    To celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April and the World Day against Child Labour in June, the ILO is hosting the ‘Generation Safe and Healthy’ photo exhibition at its headquarters in Geneva – part of a campaign to keep young workers safe in the workplace and to end child labour.

  3. The fight against sex tourism on Madagascar’s beaches

    12 April 2018

    An ILO project in the area of Tuléar supports community efforts to fight commercial sexual exploitation of children, one of the worst forms of child labour.

  4. Promoting Better Work for women in Vietnam’s garment sector

    29 March 2018

    The Better Work programme helps improve working conditions in garment factories, while making the sector more competitive.


  1. Exhibition “Making Decent Work a reality on the world stage”

    02 November 2017

    The ILO is hosting a new exhibition which cuts across the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing the world of work as it is. A world of challenges, progress and hope.

  2. © USAID Nepal 2024

    “Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind”

    01 July 2017

    This year, the theme of International Day of Cooperatives focuses on inclusion: “Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind”.

  3. ILO report says indigenous peoples are key to the success of policies combating climate change

    26 April 2017

    A new ILO report, "Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work", explores why indigenous peoples are particularly vulnerable to climate change and what can be done to support them in their role as agents of change.