All ILO Newsroom content

May 2019

  1. Vocational training

    A dream fulfilled against the odds

    23 May 2019

    Boshra Shaal is one of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have taken part in vocational training and Turkish language courses run by the ILO, in cooperation with local partners. The training has helped her realise her dream of becoming a chef.

  2. Video

    Guidelines for governments

    22 May 2019

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    Women in Business and Management

    Women in leadership bring better business performance

    22 May 2019

    A new report shows gender diversity improves business outcomes, and makes it easier to attract talent. The report also looks at the reasons behind the continuing gender diversity deficits, and makes recommendations for breaking the cycle.

  4. © ETUC 2019

    International cooperation

    European Trade Union Confederation Congress

    21 May 2019

  5. Occupational Safety and Health

    100 years of making work safer and healthier

    21 May 2019

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) has been a core element of the ILO’s work since it was founded in 1919. Technical specialist, Manal Azzi, charts the major OSH milestones of the ILO’s first hundred years and looks ahead to the challenges of the future.

  6. © Tony Webster 2019

    International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    Ensure justice and protection for LGBTI workers

    17 May 2019

    On the occasion of International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says that a human-centred future of work that leaves no-one behind must include LGBTI workers.

  7. Blog

    Can technology transform the fashion industry?

    16 May 2019

    Talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution can quickly get abstract. Discussion travels at lightning speed into a world of augmented reality and robots, blockchain and biotechnology.

  8. Singapore Conference on the Future of Work 2019

    Embracing technology for an inclusive growth in Asia

    13 May 2019

    Opening remarks at Singapore Conference on the Future of Work 2019 by Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO.

  9. 9-10 May 2019, International Labour Organization, Geneva

    Conference Papers, Videos and Audio Contributions

    09 May 2019

    The first ILO/CEPR/IGC/GSEM Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries will be held in Geneva from 9-10 May 2019 at the headquarters of the ILO. The Conference is jointly organised by CEPR, IGC, ILO and the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.

  10. Video

    The story of Muhammed Najjar, who works at an enterprise benefiting from the Workplace Adaptation Programme carried out by the ILO

    07 May 2019

    ILO Workplace Adaptation Programme aims to help ensure and enhance labour peace and contribute to an efficient and peaceful working environment in unity and solidarity through trainings on promoting the adaptation of Syrian and Turkish workers working at the same workplace and eliminating prejudice. More than 150 Syrian and Turkish workers at 16 firms located in Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep have benefited from ILO's Workplace Adaptation Programme.