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March 2019

  1. 335th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO mandate of extraordinary importance and relevance to people everywhere

    18 March 2019

    Opening the 335th Session of the Governing Body, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder set the scene for key tripartite discussions on the future of work and the ILO, as the organization marks its past one hundred years and prepares for the next.

  2. Blog

    Youth in the Global South must join forces for their future of work

    15 March 2019

    Countries from the Global South should work together to surf on the wave of technological revolution says youth innovator, Maria Victoria Alonsoperez.

  3. ILO100

    Businesses for people and planet

    13 March 2019

    Around the world, demand is growing for businesses that are motivated not only by profit but also by the needs of people and wider society. The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda promotes these types of ‘sustainable enterprises’ so that they benefit everyone, without harming the environment.

  4. International Women's Day

    The ILO since 1919: Recognizing maternity protections rights

    08 March 2019

    Raising children and working has always been a challenge for women. In 1919 the International Labour Organization passed its first ever Convention on maternity protection, ensuring that women had both the right to work and to bring up a family.

  5. International Women's Day

    ILO and Alfonso Cuarón team up to protect the rights of domestic workers

    08 March 2019

    Alfonso Cuarón, 2019 Academy Award-winning director for the movie ROMA, supports the work of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in promoting the rights of domestic workers and congratulates the ILO on its Centenary.

  6. © Community Eye Health 2019

    International Women’s Day

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

  7. Blog

    From exploited to empowered – my journey as a domestic worker

    04 March 2019

    Sponsored by the ILO, Novelita Palisoc from the Philippines, gave an inspiring TED talk in Geneva, Switzerland telling her story as an exploited domestic worker who eventually found her calling as an empowered domestic workers’ union leader representing all of Asia.

  8. Future of work

    Address uncertainty and fear of the future of work

    01 March 2019

    Speaking at the launch in South Africa of the Global Commission report on the Future of Work, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder set the stage for the next steps in its implementation.

February 2019

  1. Social and solidarity economy

    Social enterprises play a key role in a decent future of work

    28 February 2019

    Innovative solutions are needed to combat the challenges facing the future of work said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the Social Economy National Consultation Conference in Durban, South Africa.

  2. ILO100

    How was your day at work?

    27 February 2019

    From the factories of the industrial revolution to today’s global supply chains, ensuring decent working conditions has been a priority for the ILO since its creation a century ago. For many of us that translates into safe workplaces, limits on working hours, minimum wage levels, and maternity protection. But millions of workers still do not enjoy these rights.