21 March 2011
Referring to the situations in Egypt and Tunisia the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, said it is “a time when all actors of society are called upon to exercise their responsibilities so that they will be on the right side of history being made in front of your eyes by the peaceful, popular expression of the people’s will”, adding that “we at the ILO must be ready to assist them”. The Director-General spoke to the ILO Governing Body introducing a high-level discussion on Challenges and Change in the Arab World. Panel participants included H.E. Dr. Ahmed El-Borai, Minister of Manpower and Migration of Egypt; Mr. Habib Yousfi, President of the General Confederation of Algerian Enterprises (CGEA); and Mr. Abdessalem Jerad, General Secretary of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT).
16 April 2010
The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the recent earthquake in China.
26 March 2010
While the massive increase in unemployment due to the global economic crisis has left some countries reeling from joblessness and recession, others – including for the first time some less-developed and emerging economies – have experienced a much quicker and smoother recovery process.
16 March 2010
Alfredo Lazarte, Chief of the ILO's Crisis Response and Reconstruction Department discusses the findings of a recent mission by ten ILO experts to Port-au-Prince to assess the country's employment needs after a devastating earthquake in January 2010 laid waste to much of the country's infrastructure and economy.
09 March 2010
Last month, the ILO’s tripartite partners in India – the government, employers and workers – formally adopted a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP for India). The new programme will focus on enhanced opportunities for productive work for women and men, particularly for youth and vulnerable groups. The experience of a worker in Madhya Pradesh province illustrates what the ILO Decent Work Agenda can mean for workers in the vast country.
ILO and FAO launch joint initiative to nurture peace, security and decent work in the Philippines: Government of Japan allocates 2.5 million USD for inter-agency programme
04 March 2010
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will launch a new project to help fishers, farmers and workers in a Philippine province affected by conflict and natural disasters, in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
09 December 2009
In 2004, Hurricane Jeanne swept through the historical port city of Gonaïves in Haiti, sending walls of water and mud down the surrounding slopes and changing the face of the city forever. A project managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been helping local residents organize themselves to build erosion control networks to protect the city from future mudslides and heavy run-off. ILO TV reports.
22 September 2009
After 14 years of conflict, Liberia is on the road to recovery. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has joined forces with the government and the private sector to help kick start the economy with a road building programme, where nearly half the workers are women.
Link to Madmundo video of High-Level Forum on "Working Out of Poverty: A Decent Work Approach to Development and Growth in Africa"
01 December 2008
11 July 2008
In December 2001 Argentina was thrown into the worst financial crisis of its history. In response to the massive unemployment that ensued, the International Labour Organization, with funding from Italian Cooperation, is working with the Argentine government to adapt job training to meet the needs of emerging sectors, like Argentina’s tourism industry. (in Spanish)