All ILO Newsroom content

August 2019

  1. Blog

    Navigating indigenous rights

    09 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization is working with Indigenous peoples in some of the remotest parts of Bangladesh to raise awareness of their rights and to ensure the voices of indigenous women and men are heard on issues that affect their communities.

  2. ILO Centenary

    The ILO Centenary Declaration

    08 August 2019

    A new declaration for the future of work was adopted at the 108th session of the International Labour Conference. It reinvigorates the ILO’s mandate for social justice and will guide the work of the ILO as it begins its second century.

  3. Global Youth Employment Forum

    The disturbing reality of youth employment

    01 August 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the ILO Global Youth Employment Forum in Abuja, Nigeria, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said much more needs to be done to improve the employment prospects of young people.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Improving breastfeeding facilities benefits workers, their babies and business

    01 August 2019

    A worker-management committee has helped improve facilities for new mothers in one of Indonesia’s leading garment factories, while boosting productivity.

July 2019

  1. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    Human trafficking: This has to stop!

    30 July 2019

    More than 40 million people worldwide are in modern slavery. Many have been trafficked after being tricked by unscrupulous employment agencies and other operators. To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, actor Joaquin Furriel supports the ILO’s efforts to protect workers who are at risk of being exploited.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Zimbabwe: The rewards of going green

    29 July 2019

    The ILO’s Green enterPrize helps support green and growth-oriented small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zimbabwe. Several winners say the competition has been a big help for their companies.

  3. Video

    (Short version) Highlights from the World Employment Programme: Past, present and future event

    25 July 2019

    The event, held on 4 June 2019, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of the World Employment Programme (WEP) and its contributions to the work of the ILO and its members. It also provided an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the past to influence present and future approaches.

  4. Video

    The World Employment Programme: Interview with Louis Emmerij

    25 July 2019

    Louis Emmerij, Director of the World Employment Programme from 1971 to 1976, describes the unique role the Programme played in the ILO’s history and how lesson learned from this experience can provide pointers in shaping a future employment agenda.

  5. News

    ILO Director-General welcomes strengthened cooperation with Thailand

    24 July 2019

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.

  6. Video

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in Thailand

    24 July 2019

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.