September 2019

  1. United Nations General Assembly

    UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    16 September 2019

    The UNGA resolution provides an opportunity for the UN system to promote a human-centred approach to the future of work.

  2. © ILO 2019

    International Labour Standards

    Countries heed call to ratify labour conventions

    13 September 2019

    An International Labour Organization campaign to encourage countries to ratify international labour standards is bearing fruit.

  3. Labour migration

    ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  4. ILO 100

    ILO Centenary climbing team reach Mont Blanc summit

    04 September 2019

    Swiss and French government, employers’ and workers’ representatives and a team from the International Labour Organization have reached the summit of Mont Blanc to mark the ILO Centenary.

  5. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to human-centred future of work policies

    02 September 2019

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have adopted a Declaration committing to human-centred world of work policies. The ILO’s Director-General, who took part in the meeting in Japan, welcomed the statement.

August 2019

  1. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    Guy Ryder attends G20 meeting in Japan

    30 August 2019

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization heads to a meeting of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Japan, focused on the future of work.

  2. © Amélie Benoist / BSIP 2019


    In the care economy, unpaid does not mean worthless

    30 August 2019

    We need to recognize that unpaid caregiving and household services are work, and we must invest more in the creation of decent, paid, care jobs.

  3. Gender equality at work

    A long, steep road to equality for women at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

    27 August 2019

    Women in the region are earning 17 per cent less than men per hour, on average, and while an increasing number of women are entering the labour force, their treatment is still far from equal, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report.

  4. © La Moncloa 2019

    G7 Biarritz Summit

    ILO welcomes G7 prioritization of inequality

    26 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Ryder emphasized at the G7 Leaders’ Summit that the tools to tackle inequality already exist, and that concrete measures are needed across a range of policy areas.

  5. G7 Biarritz Summit

    The workplace equality challenge

    22 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the decision to place the fight against inequality at the heart of this year’s G7 summit. Ryder, who will be attending the 24 to 26 August summit in Biarritz, France, called inequality one of the key challenges of our time.