News

March 2019

  1. Middle East and North Africa

    Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  2. 335th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body elects Ambassador Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa as new Chairperson

    19 March 2019

    Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations Office at Geneva, will head the International Labour Organization’s Executive Body until June 2019.

  3. Questions and Answers

    The importance of South-South cooperation

    18 March 2019

    Rebeca Grynspan talks about South-South Cooperation and the Future of Work in the context of the 2nd High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) taking place in Buenos Aires, March 20-22. Grynspan was a Member of the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  4. Blog

    Youth in the Global South must join forces for their future of work

    15 March 2019

    Countries from the Global South should work together to surf on the wave of technological revolution says youth innovator, Maria Victoria Alonsoperez.

  5. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    14 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  6. ILO100

    Businesses for people and planet

    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.

  7. Youth labour statistics

    Mastercard Foundation partnering with ILO to create new and improved database on youth in the labour market

    12 March 2019

    Mastercard Foundation funding enables ILO to provide more and better data on youth in the labour market.

  8. © Prashanth NS 2019

    Social protection

    More than half the global population lacks health care and social security, ILO report finds

    11 March 2019

    There has been widespread progress in the development of national social security systems, according to a new ILO report, which also identifies gaps that need to be promptly addressed.

  9. © Community Eye Health 2019

    International Women’s Day

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

  10. Peace and development

    A new ILO-Japan project to ensure water, jobs and peace in Mindanao, Philippines

    06 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan have signed a new partnership to provide jobs and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in post-conflict areas in the Philippines.