All ILO Newsroom content

February 2019

  1. ILO100

    Not on your own

    13 February 2019

    What happens when you are sick, disabled, young or old? Or, you may be unemployed or just not able to earn enough for you and your dependants to live on. Social protection provides workers and their families with a secure base, helping them plan for a better future. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  2. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  3. Seventh World Government Summit

    Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

    In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.

  4. Conference “100 Years ILO”

    A Future of Work with Social Justice: The ILO in its second Century

    07 February 2019

  5. Our impact, their voices

    From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.

  6. ILO100

    Not just any work

    06 February 2019

    Decent work – not just any work – is fundamental for peace, social justice, social inclusion, economic development and personal fulfilment. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out about the challenges to decent work and what the ILO is doing in response.

  7. ILO Centenary

    Wagner Moura congratulates the ILO on its Centenary

    01 February 2019

    ILO Goodwill Ambassador, actor and film director Wagner Moura congratulates the International Labour Organization on its Centenary and advocates for strong action to put an end to forced labour and modern slavery.

January 2019

  1. ILO100

    Equality and non-discrimination

    30 January 2019

    Promoting equality and combatting discrimination in the workplace is vital for decent work, and has been at the heart of the ILO’s mandate since its founding. Explore the latest chapter of our new interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  2. GAIN Webinar Series

    GAIN Webinar 4: The relevance of COP24 climate negotiations for research and vice versa

    29 January 2019

    This session discusses the relationship between climate negotiations and research, with a specific angle on Just Transition and the COP24 negotiations. First, the webinar sheds light on how research guides climate policy by presenting the outstanding report of The New Climate Economy (2018): Unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st century: accelerating climate action in urgent times. Thereafter, the discussion will focus on the outcomes of the COP24 climate negotiations and what they mean for research and economic modelling of the Just Transition.

  3. Op-Ed

    Working for a brighter future

    29 January 2019

    Following the publication of the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the Co-Chairs, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden, explain why we must renew the social contract and create a brighter future with economic security, equal opportunity and social justice.