News

February 2019

  1. © 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.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO100

    Rules to work by

    18 February 2019

    They keep you safe at work and make sure you have time off. They are critical in battling modern-day slavery and child labour. The rules that govern the world of work play a huge role in our everyday lives. For 100 years, the ILO has been setting the international standards that underpin national labour laws. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out more.

  4. International Labour Standards

    Countries urged to ratify labour conventions

    18 February 2019

    To mark its Centenary the International Labour Organization is calling on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019.

  5. Blog

    Why we need a reinvigorated social contract

    16 February 2019

    People are asking fundamental questions about the legitimacy and relevance of institutions and systems. The cause, I believe, is a lack of social justice. There is a sense that the rules of the game have become skewed against ordinary people and the formula of education and dedication no longer brings just rewards.

  6. ILO100

    Not on your own

    13 February 2019

    What happens when you are sick, disabled, young or old? Or, you may be unemployed or just not able to earn enough for you and your dependants to live on. Social protection provides workers and their families with a secure base, helping them plan for a better future. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  7. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  8. Caribbean

    ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019

  9. International labour standards

    2019 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    08 February 2019

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

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    Social protection

    Countries urged to act on universal social protection

    07 February 2019

    To end poverty, ensure social protection for all and make good on international commitments made in 2015, countries around the world have been urged at a ministerial-level conference at the International Labour Organization to take five actions towards universal social protection.