News

June 2019

  1. International Labour Conference

    Information for media attending the 108th ILO International Labour Conference

    07 June 2019

  2. Blog

    Captain Jasmin – Charting a sea change in a man’s world

    07 June 2019

    When I began working on ships I would encounter negativity. The thought in people’s minds is ‘you can’t do the job’. They say it’s too physical, that women can’t do it... So you have to work ten times harder than the men.

  3. © Matthias Mugisha / FAO 2019

    Skills for a greener future

    A sustainable greener future needs green employment skills

    05 June 2019

    Climate change and environmental degradation will have enormous effects on the world of work. But, says Olga Strietska-Ilina, Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability, while there is much discussion about these issues, not enough attention is being paid to giving workers the skills needed to implement a sustainable, ‘green’ economy.

May 2019

  1. Blog

    A rocky but productive road to jobs

    31 May 2019

    In the midst of the conflict-affected country, I witnessed hard-working, peace-loving people going about their lives, seemingly unperturbed by the conflict. They come out every day to eke out a living, driven by steadfast hope and deep-rooted determination, to rebuild their lives and their local economies.

  2. © Apolitical 2019

    Gender Equality

    ILO gender equality chief makes 100 most influential list

    29 May 2019

    The top 100 includes high-profile personalities, politicians, academics and unsung heroes whose work has made the biggest impact in gender policy.

  3. International Labour Conference

    Press accreditation and preview of the Centenary International Labour Conference

    27 May 2019

  4. © S. Olsson/AltoPress/PhotoAlto 2019

    Women in Business and Management

    Women in leadership bring better business performance

    22 May 2019

    A new report shows gender diversity improves business outcomes, and makes it easier to attract talent. The report also looks at the reasons behind the continuing gender diversity deficits, and makes recommendations for breaking the cycle.

  5. Occupational Safety and Health

    100 years of making work safer and healthier

    21 May 2019

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) has been a core element of the ILO’s work since it was founded in 1919. Technical specialist, Manal Azzi, charts the major OSH milestones of the ILO’s first hundred years and looks ahead to the challenges of the future.

  6. Blog

    Can technology transform the fashion industry?

    16 May 2019

    Talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution can quickly get abstract. Discussion travels at lightning speed into a world of augmented reality and robots, blockchain and biotechnology.

  7. Media advisory

    Women, leadership and business performance – Report launch

    14 May 2019