News

April 2019

  1. ILO 100

    2019 declared as ILO Centenary in the Philippines

    29 April 2019

    The Philippines declared 2019 as the ILO Centenary and reaffirmed its full support to, and cooperation with the ILO’s mandate of promoting peace and social justice.

  2. ILO100

    Relive the ILO 24-hour Global Tour

    28 April 2019

    On 11 April 2019, a day-long series of events spanning four continents marked the ILO's 100th anniversary. Relive the celebrations and watch the highlights here.

  3. Blog

    Why indigenous peoples’ knowledge matters to a green future of work

    24 April 2019

    Can indigenous and tribal peoples help save the planet? That is a question we looked into to research what traditional knowledge means in everyday practice and how it can contribute to addressing climate change.

  4. Rana Plaza anniversary

    Enforce building code for all public establishments

    24 April 2019

    The Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013 took the lives of 1100 workers. Many more were injured and often could not return to work. On the 6th anniversary of that tragic incident, the Country Director of ILO Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen reflects on working conditions in present-day Bangladesh.

  5. Occupational safety and health

    Guy Ryder: ‘All countries should ratify health and safety conventions’

    23 April 2019

    Speaking in Russia ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the well-being of workers continues to be a priority for the ILO as the world of work undergoes rapid change.

  6. © World Future Council 2019

    Youth employment

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  7. © Paul Hennessy / NurPhoto 2019

    Occupational safety and health

    New safety and health issues emerge as work changes

    18 April 2019

    A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments.

  8. International Law conference

    ILO hosts ‘ILO100 - Law for Social Justice’ conference

    18 April 2019

    Leading legal scholars and practitioners met at ILO headquarters in Geneva for an international conference to mark the ILO’s Centenary with discussions of key issues including social and labour rights and the quest for social justice as well as the contribution of the ILO to the development of public international law.

  9. International Labour Conference

    Press accreditation information for the 108th ILO International Labour Conference

    17 April 2019

  10. Waste management

    Urgent action needed to better manage e-waste: ILO

    17 April 2019

    Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations agree more must be done, and urgently, to manage the millions of tonnes of e-waste produced each year.