News

June 2019

  1. Day 8: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Business for decent work forum

    18 June 2019

    The role of the private sector in shaping the future world of work, and the best ways of encouraging the development of sustainable enterprises was spotlighted during a discussion at the International Labour Conference (ILC). The high level thematic forum was one of the events at the Centenary ILC, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ILO.

  2. Day 8: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Well-functioning multilateral system key to an equitable future of work

    18 June 2019

    Speakers at a thematic forum examined what needs to be done at international and regional level to reduce inequality and how the multilateral system can work more coherently to achieve this. The debate was held at the International Labour Organization’s Centenary Conference.

  3. Day 7: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    ILC forum looks at how to shape technological change to promote decent work

    17 June 2019

    Speakers at a thematic forum discussed how to manage the way digital technologies are transforming the world of work, so that they lead to the creation of decent work. The debate was held at the International Labour Organization’s Centenary Conference.

  4. Domestic Workers' Day

    An aging Asia increases the demand for domestic workers. But what about their rights?

    16 June 2019

    Mr. Nilim Baruah, International Labour Organization’s Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia.

  5. Day 5: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Social protection critical amid deep world of work changes

    14 June 2019

    Sustainable social protection systems will become increasingly critical to provide support in a fast-changing world of work, speakers told a high-level forum at the Centenary International Labour Conference.

  6. Day 5: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Life-long learning for a brighter future of work

    14 June 2019

    A forum held as part of the International Labour Organization’s annual conference, which this year marks the ILO’s Centenary, explored the link between jobs, skills and the policy reforms needed to support the labour market of the future.

  7. Day 4: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining are key foundations for decent work

    13 June 2019

    Speakers from the world of work and from international organizations explored how two key fundamental Conventions advance decent work across the globe. The forum was held as part of the ILO’s annual conference, which this year marks the Organization’s 100th anniversary.

  8. Day 4: 108th International Labour Conference - Thematic Forum

    Forum calls for stepped-up action to end child labour

    13 June 2019

    The struggle against child labour was the focus of a wide-ranging debate at the International Labour Organization’s annual conference, which this year marks the ILO’s Centenary.

  9. Blog

    Dreams of Gold

    12 June 2019

    Creating a virtual reality film of child gold miners in Ghana exposed cameraman Damien Riunaud to the realities of this brutal, dangerous work, and the importance of the ILO’s campaign to end it.

  10. Day 3: 108th International Labour Conference

    World leaders, workers, employers, speak out for social justice at ILO Centenary conference

    12 June 2019

    World leaders expressed strong support for the ILO as it marks its 100th anniversary at the Centenary International Labour Conference. The Conference – the 108th session of the ILC – has a strong focus on the future of work and is also discussing violence and harassment at the workplace.