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September 2019

  1. DBEI ILO NUI Conference

    The ILO’s mandate maps a path to a better future

    17 September 2019

    Core ILO principles such as labour standards and tripartite social dialogue are increasingly recognized as part of the solution to current issues disrupting the world of work, including growing inequality, threats to social justice, and loss of trust in institutions and leaders, the ILO’s Director-General has told a conference in Dublin. The meeting was convened to mark the ILO’s Centenary and reflect on the legacy of the Declaration of Philadelphia.

  2. 18th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    Opening remarks by ILO Regional Director for Africa

    10 September 2019

    Theme: "Towards sustainable and inclusive local development: local resource-based approaches and decent job creation".

  3. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    Paving the way to inclusive rural development in Timor-Leste

    05 September 2019

    Timor-Leste needs to promote sustainable, inclusive employment and growth in its rural areas, where 70 per cent of the population live, if it is to achieve its development targets. To help, an ILO infrastructure project is finding work for women and those with disabilities in the agro-forestry sector.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.

  5. ILO 100

    ILO Centenary climbing team reach Mont Blanc summit

    04 September 2019

    Swiss and French government, employers’ and workers’ representatives and a team from the International Labour Organization have reached the summit of Mont Blanc to mark the ILO Centenary.

  6. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Debate on regulating digital labour platforms is crucial

    02 September 2019

    The ILO Director-General highlighted the need for policies to deal with the challenges of web-based labour platforms. Some form of regulation is needed, Guy Ryder said at the meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Matsuyama, Japan.

  7. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    "Tackling the large gender gap in unpaid work is possible"

    02 September 2019

    Women spend far more time than men on household chores and other unpaid work, which means they have less time to devote on paid employment, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said. Speaking at a meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Japan, he outlined steps that can address this gender gap.

  8. Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Living longer needs more work-life choices

    01 September 2019

    Demographic changes will lead to a ‘multi-stage work life’ said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in Matsuyama, Japan. He was speaking at a session on “Demographic Change: Employment of older workers and longer working life.”

August 2019

  1. © Amélie Benoist / BSIP 2019


    In the care economy, unpaid does not mean worthless

    30 August 2019

    We need to recognize that unpaid caregiving and household services are work, and we must invest more in the creation of decent, paid, care jobs.

  2. Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)

    Guy Ryder: A human-centred approach can create decent jobs for youth in Africa

    29 August 2019

    Speaking at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined how a human-centred agenda can help boost productivity and create decent jobs for youth in Africa.