News

May 2019

  1. ILO100

    UN Secretary-General, Swiss authorities, mark ILO’s 100th anniversary

    09 May 2019

    The ceremony at ILO headquarters in Geneva included the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and the inauguration of an avenue of trees celebrating 100 years of the ILO.

  2. © ACNUR/Siegfried Modola 2019

    Labour migration

    ILO supports Venezuelan migrants and refugees

    07 May 2019

    The initiative launched with an initial ILO funding of US$ 2 million will aim at the socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

  3. Working conditions

    Job quality of concern to all workers

    06 May 2019

    A joint report by the ILO and the European research agency, Eurofound, provides an unprecedented comparative analysis of job quality around the world, including work hours, gender pay differences, exposure to physical risks and opportunities for skills’ upgrading.

  4. Media advisory

    ILO to host UN Secretary-General for the ILO Centenary

    06 May 2019

  5. MLC, 2006

    Ship inspections for seafarers’ protection: The Maritime Labour Convention at work

    03 May 2019

    Ship inspections are critical for ensuring compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, and as such, decent living and working conditions for seafarers. Rear Admiral Luigi Giardino of the Italian Coast Guard explains how such inspections are conducted and what their consequences can be.

April 2019

  1. Media advisory

    ILO and Eurofound to launch joint report on working conditions

    30 April 2019

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.