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July 2019

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    Q&A

    Five questions about the ILO Centenary Declaration

    01 July 2019

    The International Labour Conference, held in June, adopted a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration. We look at the meaning of the declaration, which is focused on the future of work, but also reaffirms the 100-year-old mandate of the ILO.

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    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

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    G20 Japan 2019

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusion and equality

    29 June 2019

    G20 leaders, meeting in Osaka, issued a communique stressing the importance of ensuring that ageing societies are active, and supporting gender equality and women's economic empowerment.

  2. Q&A

    ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  3. Media advisory

    ILO to launch new report on work-related heat stress

    28 June 2019

  4. Blog

    A promise for small businesses

    27 June 2019

    Small businesses form the backbone of the economies of many countries. See how the ILO helps entrepreneurs finance and grow their enterprises

  5. 108th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019

    The International Labour Conference adopts landmark instruments on violence and harassment and a Declaration on the future of work. The Conference concluded its two-week session, which marked the Centenary of the ILO.

  6. ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body elects Ambassador Refiloe Litjobo as new Chairperson

    22 June 2019

    Litjobo, from Lesotho, will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the next 12 months.

  7. Blog

    Highlights of the last day of the Centenary Conference

    21 June 2019

  8. 108th International Labour Conference

    New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.