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January 2019

  1. GAIN Webinar Series

    GAIN Webinar 2: Employment costs and benefits of the just transition: greening the transport sector

    29 January 2019

    This session analyses the Just Transition in the transport sector. The webinar provides both a conceptual overview of the linkages between the transport sector, employment, and the environment, and a practical insight by presenting the results and innovative methodology of Cambridge Econometrics’ report: Fuelling Europe’s Future (2018).

  2. Artists Celebrating ILO 100

    Wagner Moura against modern slavery

    29 January 2019

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador, actor and film director Wagner Moura congratulates the International Labour Organization on its Centenary and advocates for strong action to put an end to forced labour and modern slavery. International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners to end modern slavery.

  3. Op-Ed

    Working for a brighter future

    29 January 2019

    Following the publication of the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the Co-Chairs, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden, explain why we must renew the social contract and create a brighter future with economic security, equal opportunity and social justice.

  4. © Mauro Pimentel / AFP 2019

    Statement

    Brazil dam collapse

    28 January 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, has issued a statement following the collapse of a dam in the town of Brumadinho, Brazil. Around 300 people are missing, with the chances of finding survivors reported to be very low.

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    Blog

    A New Circular Vision for Electronics

    24 January 2019

    We need to tackle the tsunami of e-waste head on, say ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao in a joint blog.

  6. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    Report in short: Work for a brighter future

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  7. ILO Centenary

    Universal and lasting peace: The ILO Centenary

    22 January 2019

    A century ago, the founders of the ILO recognized the importance of social justice in securing peace, against a background of worker exploitation in the industrializing nations of that time.

  8. ILO100

    A Centenary of endeavour and achievement

    22 January 2019

    In a speech to open a year of Centenary celebrations, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, described the organization as a locomotive of social progress and a harbinger of peace. He also outlined the challenges ahead.

  9. Infostory

    Work for a brighter future

    22 January 2019

    New forces are transforming the world of work: Technological development. Climate change. Demographic shifts. Globalization. These transitions call for decisive action.

  10. © Shen zhicheng / Imaginechina 2019

    Global Commission on the Future of Work

    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.