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November 2019

  1. Launch of the revised Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards

    Jobs and skills for post-conflict reintegration and inclusive development

    19 November 2019

  2. World Toilet Day

    Unsafe and undignified – The plight of sanitation workers

    19 November 2019

    Countless sanitation workers in the developing world work in conditions that endanger their lives and health, and violate their dignity and rights. To mark World Toilet Day, the ILO, World Bank, World Health Organization and Water Aid issued a report highlighting the unsafe and undignified working conditions of sanitation workers around the world. See some of their stories here.

  3. Portfolio of Policy Guidance Notes on the Promotion of Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    A just transition towards a resilient and sustainable rural economy

    19 November 2019

  4. © UN Network on Migration 2019

    United Nations Network on Migration

    Statement by the Principals of the Executive Committee

    14 November 2019

  5. © Sharada Prasad CS 2019

    World Toilet Day

    New report highlights dire working conditions of sanitation workers in some developing countries

    14 November 2019

    Countless sanitation workers in the developing world work in conditions that endanger their lives and health, and violate their dignity and rights.

  6. © Frans Persoon 2019

    International Labour Standards

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.

  7. Child Labour

    Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  8. Blog

    Tech’s persistent gender gap

    12 November 2019

    Tech’s persistent gender gap is well documented, but it might surprise you to learn that the gulf transcends national wealth and development lines.

  9. Maternity protection

    A Century of maternity protection - An unfinished transformation

    08 November 2019

    One of the ILO’s very first Conventions covered maternity protection, but while there is plenty of evidence that maternity protection is good for individuals, societies and economies, there is still a long way to go to ensure that this universal right is a reality.

  10. Social protection

    100 years of maternity protection

    08 November 2019

    100 years ago, the ILO adopted the first-ever international standard on maternity protection. Since then the definition of maternity protection has expanded and its importance has become more widely appreciated. But, despite this progress, many mothers and mothers-to-be still face serious challenges in the workplace.