News

February 2024

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    Digital economy

    Impact of digitalization on work in developing economies revealed by new ILO research

    28 February 2024

    While many see technology as a key part of the solution to contemporary development challenges, new research points to its limitations in promoting development and structural transformation.

  2. Transforming the teaching profession

    UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession puts forward recommendations to allow teachers to become drivers of change in education

    26 February 2024

    Recommendations from the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession, aimed at transforming the future of the teaching profession, were launched at the 14th Policy Dialogue Forum of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030.

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    Video

    ILO and the Government of Ukraine working towards recovery and decent work in the war-torn country

    22 February 2024

    As the war against Ukraine enters its third year, the ILO and the government of Ukraine are working towards setting the country on a path of recovery and development, through a newly agreed-upon strategy that invests in people, creates quality employment and sustainable enterprises, and improves labour market governance. Watch to find out more.

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    International Labour Standards

    Philippines ratifies Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    22 February 2024

    Philippines becomes the 38th country in the world, and the first Asian country, to ratify Convention No. 190.

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    Fishing sector

    New guidelines on medical examination of fishers adopted by the International Labour Organization and International Maritime Organization

    22 February 2024

    The crew of fishing vessels need to be medically fit for their physically demanding work. New medical examination guidelines will improve and standardize these examinations, leading to improved health and safety in the fishing sector.

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    Podcast

    The social justice challenge for African youth

    20 February 2024

    February 20th was World Day of Social Justice. But what is social justice? Why does it matter for the youth in Africa? Discover what the youth believe are the solutions Africa's social injustices and listen to what they say they need to realize their dreams, in their own words.

  7. ILO report

    High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

  8. World Day of Social Justice

    Change must start with a focus on social justice

    20 February 2024

    On World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, said there is a unique opportunity to bend the arc of history in favour of social justice and to put social needs at the same level as economic and environmental concerns.

  9. International Labour Standards

    Portugal ratifies the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    19 February 2024

    Convention No. 190 is the first international labour standard to address violence and harassment in the world of work.

  10. Maritime Labour Convention

    Georgia joins efforts to protect seafarers’ rights by ratifying the Maritime Labour Convention

    15 February 2024

    Georgia is the 105th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.