News

March 2019

  1. ILO100

    Businesses for people and planet

    13 March 2019

    Around the world, demand is growing for businesses that are motivated not only by profit but also by the needs of people and wider society. The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda promotes these types of ‘sustainable enterprises’ so that they benefit everyone, without harming the environment.

  2. Youth labour statistics

    Mastercard Foundation partnering with ILO to create new and improved database on youth in the labour market

    12 March 2019

    Mastercard Foundation funding enables ILO to provide more and better data on youth in the labour market.

  3. © Prashanth NS 2019

    Social protection

    More than half the global population lacks health care and social security, ILO report finds

    11 March 2019

    There has been widespread progress in the development of national social security systems, according to a new ILO report, which also identifies gaps that need to be promptly addressed.

  4. © Community Eye Health 2019

    International Women’s Day

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

  5. Peace and development

    A new ILO-Japan project to ensure water, jobs and peace in Mindanao, Philippines

    06 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan have signed a new partnership to provide jobs and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in post-conflict areas in the Philippines.

  6. Blog

    From exploited to empowered – my journey as a domestic worker

    04 March 2019

    Sponsored by the ILO, Novelita Palisoc from the Philippines, gave an inspiring TED talk in Geneva, Switzerland telling her story as an exploited domestic worker who eventually found her calling as an empowered domestic workers’ union leader representing all of Asia.

February 2019

  1. Media advisory

    ILO to launch new gender report for International Women’s Day

    28 February 2019

  2. ILO100

    How was your day at work?

    27 February 2019

    From the factories of the industrial revolution to today’s global supply chains, ensuring decent working conditions has been a priority for the ILO since its creation a century ago. For many of us that translates into safe workplaces, limits on working hours, minimum wage levels, and maternity protection. But millions of workers still do not enjoy these rights.

  3. © Reuters 2019

    Blog

    Artificial intelligence: opportunity or job-killer?

    27 February 2019

    There is little doubt artificial intelligence (AI) will play a major role in the future of work – a future that has already begun. Think, for example, of self-driving cars, algorithmic stock market trading, or even computer-aided medical diagnosis.

  4. Media advisory

    Roma star to celebrate International Women’s Day with the ILO

    25 February 2019

    Yalitza Aparicio, the actor who stars in the Oscar-winning film Roma, will celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at two events on 7-8 March.