News

February 2019

  1. Media advisory

    ILO, UNICEF report shows shortcomings in social protection for children

    01 February 2019

January 2019

  1. ILO100

    Equality and non-discrimination

    30 January 2019

    Promoting equality and combatting discrimination in the workplace is vital for decent work, and has been at the heart of the ILO’s mandate since its founding. Explore the latest chapter of our new interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  2. Fishing Convention - C188

    Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention

    30 January 2019

    Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.

  3. Media advisory

    High Level Conference - Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030

    29 January 2019

  4. Op-Ed

    Working for a brighter future

    29 January 2019

    Following the publication of the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work, the Co-Chairs, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden, explain why we must renew the social contract and create a brighter future with economic security, equal opportunity and social justice.

  5. © Fairphone 2019

    Green economy

    50 million tonnes of potentially job creating e-waste discarded annually

    25 January 2019

    Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.

  6. © Fairphone 2019

    Blog

    A New Circular Vision for Electronics

    24 January 2019

    We need to tackle the tsunami of e-waste head on, say ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao in a joint blog.

  7. © Better Work 2019

    Textile industry

    ILO and H&M Group expand partnership

    24 January 2019

    The ILO and H&M Group have broadened their cooperation to further improve working conditions and productivity in textile and garment industry supply chains. This partnership will help drive both the Decent Work and Sustainable Development Goal Agendas in a key global sector.

  8. Infostory

    Work for a brighter future

    22 January 2019

    New forces are transforming the world of work: Technological development. Climate change. Demographic shifts. Globalization. These transitions call for decisive action.

  9. © Shen zhicheng / Imaginechina 2019

    Global Commission on the Future of Work

    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.