All ILO Newsroom content

August 2019

  1. 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. Pacific high-level forum on climate change and decent work

    "We have to work for a process of productive transformation that protects our blue ocean and gives us all a future"

    26 July 2019

    Guy Ryder addressed the Pacific high-level forum on climate change and decent work during the first visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  4. Video

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

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Blog

    Work & child care: A struggle for men and women

    23 July 2019

    Through the SCORE Gender Equality Model (MIG SCORE), the ILO encourages companies to create policies and practices that promote the role of fathers and shared household responsibilities, including the negotiation of paid and unpaid work.

  9. 8th World Congress of Education International

    Education must safeguard democracy, promote the common good

    23 July 2019

    In a speech to the 8th World Congress of Education International in Bangkok, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights the critical role of trade unions and teachers in shaping a just, human-centred future of work.