All ILO Newsroom content

March 2024

  1. © BDRCS 2024

    Wage policies

    ILO reaches agreement on the issue of living wages

    15 March 2024

    A decision by the ILO’s Governing Body opens the way for new work by the ILO on estimating and operationalizing living wages, and on engaging with living wage initiatives.

  2. ILOSTAT blog

    Women are more likely than men to want a job but not have one

    14 March 2024

    Measures of joblessness that reflect the most urgent need for employment (such as unemployment) point to moderate differences between women and men. Yet, broader measures of joblessness point to much larger gender disparities – particularly in developing countries.

  3. Video

    Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Iraq

    08 March 2024

    At the core of entrepreneurship lies empowerment. As the world marks International Women's Day, we witness the determination of women in southern Iraq firsthand, and join them as they celebrate victories, both big and small. Through collaboration and support networks, they equip each other with tools and knowledge while embracing sustainability and eco-friendly practices. This initiative was made possible through funding by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Iraq and implementation by the ILO, demonstrating our joint commitment to empowering women and fostering sustainable entrepreneurship in the region.

  4. International Women's Day 2024

    Ensuring gender equality is the right thing, the good thing and a must for the survival of our humanity

    08 March 2024

    On the occasion of International Women's Day 2024, ILO Country Office Director for China and Mongolia Changhee Lee was invited and delivered a speech to promote gender equality at workplace on an UN Global Compact event of "Working together to create a future of diversity and inclusion for enterprises".

  5. International Women's Day

    A spotlight on the voices of women in business

    08 March 2024

    To celebrate International Women's Day we interviewed 3 beneficiaries of the ILO SCORE Programme in Tunisia. They offer an insight into the challenges and triumphs faced by women in the world of work.

  6. Article

    Emerging Insight: Seizing the women's insurance market

    08 March 2024

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Photo essay: Woman-led cooperative in Jordan expands business and drives local change through cooperative alliances

    08 March 2024

    On International Women's Day, we celebrate the endeavours of Jordan’s Fatima Al-Zahraa Cooperative Society with an in-depth interview featuring its president, Ghada Al-Qudah, and a photo gallery showcasing their activities. Tune in for their inspiring story!

  8. © Asian Development Bank 2024

    Rights of domestic workers

    New ILO policy brief calls for domestic workers to be included in care policies to ensure their rights at work

    08 March 2024

    Domestic workers play an integral and increasing role in care provision but lack access to labour rights and social protection. Governments and social partners need to act.

  9. International Women's Day

    Gender equality matters for all of us

    07 March 2024

    In his message for International Women’s Day, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, says there is no social justice without gender equality.

  10. News

    Moving towards equality: The role of care work in the Latin American labour market

    07 March 2024

    Analysing the intersection between gender, employment and care, the ILO presents a detailed report that calls for transformative action to redistribute care work around co-responsibility and social justice.