News

July 2019

  1. Blog

    The future of work – The time for talking is over

    16 July 2019

    All around, I am hearing calls for change. This was the message that came through loud and clear at the recent Centenary International Labour Conference, when delegates enthusiastically adopted the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

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    Blog

    How social cooperatives help informal workers

    16 July 2019

    Does organizing informal workers into their own cooperatives help them? Most certainly. Let me tell you about two poor salt-pan workers from the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK), Gujarat, India.

  3. 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference

    Vietnamese researcher wins Decent Work prize

    11 July 2019

    The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.

  4. 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference

    Meet the winner of the 2019 Regulating for Decent Work Prize

    10 July 2019

    On the last day of the Regulating for Decent Work Conference, we met Hanh Nguyen, this year's winner of the prestigious research prize, in addition to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and MIT professor Nicholas Ashford.

  5. © Damanhur EcoCommunity 2019

    UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    ILO addresses decent work deficits at forum to review SDGs

    10 July 2019

    The International Labour Organization is playing an important part in a meeting reviewing progress on six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In a report to be presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the ILO is calling for more action on SDG 8.

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    Mariana Mazzucato shares her thoughts from #RDW2019

    08 July 2019

    At the 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference, we caught up with author and economist Mariana Mazzucato as well as ILO Deputy DG Deborah Greenfield and Durham University professor Deirdre McCann.

  7. Commission of Inquiry

    ILO Commission of Inquiry will visit the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 8 to 12 July, 2019

    08 July 2019

  8. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Labour Income Share and Distribution

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    04 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.

  9. Media advisory

    New ILO figures on global pay distribution reveal pervasive inequality

    02 July 2019

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    Q&A

    Five questions about the ILO Centenary Declaration

    01 July 2019

    The International Labour Conference, held in June, adopted a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration. We look at the meaning of the declaration, which is focused on the future of work, but also reaffirms the 100-year-old mandate of the ILO.