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November 2019

  1. © UN Network on Migration 2019

    United Nations Network on Migration

    Statement by the Principals of the Executive Committee

    14 November 2019

  2. © Sharada Prasad CS 2019

    World Toilet Day

    New report highlights dire working conditions of sanitation workers in some developing countries

    14 November 2019

    Countless sanitation workers in the developing world work in conditions that endanger their lives and health, and violate their dignity and rights.

  3. © Frans Persoon 2019

    International Labour Standards

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.

  4. Child Labour

    Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  5. Blog

    Tech’s persistent gender gap

    12 November 2019

    Tech’s persistent gender gap is well documented, but it might surprise you to learn that the gulf transcends national wealth and development lines.

  6. Social protection

    100 years of maternity protection

    08 November 2019

    100 years ago, the ILO adopted the first-ever international standard on maternity protection. Since then the definition of maternity protection has expanded and its importance has become more widely appreciated. But, despite this progress, many mothers and mothers-to-be still face serious challenges in the workplace.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Water is wealth for Sri Lankan farmers

    05 November 2019

    The legacy of conflict combined with climate change brought drought and impending disaster to northern Sri Lankan farmers. An ILO project helped to restore water and put them back on the road to a more prosperous life.

  8. Blog

    At least 44'000 work stoppages since 2010

    04 November 2019

    Effective social dialogue is a key means to promote better wages and working conditions. But when it fails, work stoppages may ensue. ILO data show that this has happened at least 44 thousand times since 2010.

October 2019

  1. Blog

    My father, the migrant worker

    31 October 2019

    The money sent by migrants workers to their loved ones back home support their families and the wider economy. For ILO officer, Asmi Mustafa, remittances helped him achieve his dreams.

  2. Blog

    Work and employment are not synonyms

    30 October 2019

    Work and employment may be used indistinctly in everyday language, but for the labour market they mean very different things. Employment is a very specific form of work. Other forms of work include volunteer work, unpaid trainee work and work for own use.