News

June 2019

  1. Child Labour

    Observing the World Day against Child Labour in Suva, Fiji

    12 June 2019

    The ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182) has achieved almost universal ratification by the ILO’s 187 member States, and the ratification rate of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) is not far behind.

  2. Day 2: 108th International Labour Conference

    Huge turn-out of world leaders at Centenary International Labour Conference

    11 June 2019

    Dozens of world leaders are attending the 108th session of the International Labour Conference, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ILO. The two-week Conference has a strong focus on the future of work, but also on violence and harassment at the workplace.

  3. Day 1: 108th International Labour Conference

    World leaders address the Centenary International Labour Conference

    10 June 2019

    Dozens of world leaders are attending the Centenary International Labour Conference, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ILO.

  4. 108th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General highlights the most profound, transformative changes in a century

    10 June 2019

    The Centenary session of the International Labour Conference, known as the ‘world parliament of labour’ has opened in Geneva, with a speech from the ILO’s Director-General.

  5. Blog

    The Centenary International Labour Conference – What to expect

    08 June 2019

    The Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) will be a gathering like no other. While the ILC is an annual event, this 108th Session of the Conference is taking place in the 100th year of the Organization. To mark this special occasion the focus will be on the profound transformations under way in the world of work, including the evolving role of the ILO in building a future of work we want.

  6. International Labour Conference

    Information for media attending the 108th ILO International Labour Conference

    07 June 2019

  7. Blog

    Captain Jasmin – Charting a sea change in a man’s world

    07 June 2019

    When I began working on ships I would encounter negativity. The thought in people’s minds is ‘you can’t do the job’. They say it’s too physical, that women can’t do it... So you have to work ten times harder than the men.

  8. © Matthias Mugisha / FAO 2019

    Skills for a greener future

    A sustainable greener future needs green employment skills

    05 June 2019

    Climate change and environmental degradation will have enormous effects on the world of work. But, says Olga Strietska-Ilina, Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability, while there is much discussion about these issues, not enough attention is being paid to giving workers the skills needed to implement a sustainable, ‘green’ economy.

May 2019

  1. Blog

    A rocky but productive road to jobs

    31 May 2019

    In the midst of the conflict-affected country, I witnessed hard-working, peace-loving people going about their lives, seemingly unperturbed by the conflict. They come out every day to eke out a living, driven by steadfast hope and deep-rooted determination, to rebuild their lives and their local economies.

  2. © Apolitical 2019

    Gender Equality

    ILO gender equality chief makes 100 most influential list

    29 May 2019

    The top 100 includes high-profile personalities, politicians, academics and unsung heroes whose work has made the biggest impact in gender policy.