All ILO Newsroom content

October 2019

  1. Future of work

    ILO Director-General warns of new brutalism in politics

    08 October 2019

    In a speech to German trade union IG Metall in Nuremberg, Guy Ryder warns of challenge to the basic values of social justice, tolerance, solidarity and humanity. Calls for sincere process of social dialogue between trade unions and employers to ensure a human-centred future of work.

  2. Blog

    Voices in your ear

    03 October 2019

    Many people associate the development of simultaneous interpreting with the Nuremberg trials that took place after the Second World War. In fact, it was the ILO – under its first Director, Albert Thomas – that gave birth to the concept. This week the ILO and the University of Geneva are celebrating 100 years of conference interpreting.

  3. Article

    The three elements that Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  4. Beyond the glass ceiling

    Beyond the glass ceiling: Why businesses need women at the top

    02 October 2019

    Women are better educated and more active in the labour force than ever, and are increasingly working in managerial roles. Yet despite these gains, their representation in top positions in business still lags behind that of men.

  5. Video

    How the green economy policies will impact the African labour market

    02 October 2019

    A Regional training hub is being established in the South African city of Pretoria this year by the ILO, this will create the necessary skills and jobs missing in the continent's green economy.

  6. Blog

    Older workers are most discouraged in these countries

    01 October 2019

    Australia and Chile, 13,000 kilometres apart, have one thing in common: discouraged older workers.

September 2019

  1. Video

    Ghana GAIN training

    26 September 2019

    Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network in Ghana

  2. © UN Photos 2019

    Article

    Future of work takes centre stage at UNGA

    24 September 2019

    ILO-led discussions relating to the future of work played a key role at the UN General Assembly in New York. Follow the highlights here.

  3. Green jobs

    Esther Acebo: We only have one planet

    24 September 2019

    Esther Acebo calls for investing in skilling workers to access new job opportunities in the green economy. Let's work to protect our planet and its people. ⠀

  4. Future of work

    We need an innovation shock

    23 September 2019

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, tells participants at a Ford Foundation and ILO event in New York that the world of work needs to innovate to meet the challenges of the future of work.