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.
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.
18 February 2019
They keep you safe at work and make sure you have time off. They are critical in battling modern-day slavery and child labour. The rules that govern the world of work play a huge role in our everyday lives. For 100 years, the ILO has been setting the international standards that underpin national labour laws. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 January 2019
Developing international labour standards at the ILO is a unique process involving governments, workers and employers from around the world working together. Find out more about the ILO’s mission to advance social justice and promote decent work in chapter 2 of our new multimedia, interactive Centenary website.
09 January 2019
The ILO’s new multimedia, interactive Centenary website is now live! Let us take you on a journey through the ILO’s past, present and future – from its founding back in 1919, to major historical events, to the conventions and programmes that have affected all our lives. We’ll be rolling out new chapters in the course of the next two months on ilo.org/100 as we celebrate 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.
24 December 2018
During the 100 years of the ILO some extraordinary people have worked for the Organization. One of them was Peter Goullart who, during the 1950s helped develop co-operatives in several countries in Asia. He recounted his experiences in a book, ‘River of the White Lily’ published in 1965.