09 April 2014
Today more than 168 million children are in child labour and 85 million girls and boys can be found in its worst forms. Although child labour is declining, the pace has slowed down. Breaking the cycle of poverty and child labour is essential!
21 March 2014
The number of people migrating has risen from 154 million in 1990 to 232 million in 2013, and for many years migrants have made up about three per cent of the world’s population. Today there are more migrants than ever because of the growing world population.
25 February 2014
Take a look back at the ILO's contribution towards gender equality in the workplace.
20 December 2013
From disaster recovery, to rising unemployment and the protection of workers across the globe, ILO News looks back at the most memorable events and images from the World of Work in 2013.
22 November 2013
Five million workers were affected when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. ILO teams are on the ground creating emergency employment and helping stricken communities build back better.
17 June 2013
The World of Work magazine of the ILO travelled to the “Golden Land” for a first-hand account of the progress so far – and the challenges that remain – as Myanmar turns a corner on the road towards democratization.
07 August 2012
In June 2012, during the Rio+20 Conference, the ILO launched an exhibition at its headquarters entitled "Greening the ILO." This presentation continues this theme by showcasing some of the ILO's major efforts in greening its activities and buildings - through photos and words.
The International Labour Conference: A commemoration of a century of landmark achievements in the area of labour and decent work
21 December 2011
The ILO has played a role at key historical junctures- the Great Depression, decolonization, the creation of Solidarnosc in Poland, the victory over apartheid in South Africa and today in the building of an ethical and productive framework for a fair globalization. International labour standards and the broad policies of the International Labour Organization are set by the International Labour Conference (ILC). 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Conference (ILC). Here are some of the most historic achievements of the ILC.
Slide show: "Together for a better world for all: including persons with disabilities in development"
30 November 2011
People with disabilities represent some 1 billion or 15 per cent of the global population. They are the largest minority in the world. This year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses attention on the need to include persons with disabilities and their communities in development efforts. In working towards this aim, everyone has a role to play.
10th anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of China
30 November 2011
In 2001 China's Ministry of Labour and Social Security signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launching a programme of cooperation based on the ILO's Decent Work agenda to support national reform in China and social progress worldwide. Ten years after its adoption, the 6th Joint Committee review took place in Beijing from 28 November to 1 December 2011.