October 2023

  1. Media Advisory

    Media Accreditation for the 21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    03 October 2023

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    Call for Papers

    Youth Employment Research Forum: The dynamics of youth employment and its supporting policy framework

    02 October 2023

    The ILO, IDRC and INCLUDE invite researchers to submit proposals to present innovative research papers relevant to the future of youth employment. The deadline for submission is Friday, 20 October 2023.

  3. World Tourism Day

    “It took me 19 years to discover my passion”.

    02 October 2023

    Meet Yathusha Kulenthiran, Founder and Managing Director of Olai; a company that produces palymrah based products. Starting the business when she was 19-years old, today Yathusha employs over 60 women from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

September 2023

  1. BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment meeting

    ILO Director-General welcomes BRICS commitment to ensuring decent work, dignity and respect for all

    29 September 2023

    Speaking at the meeting of BRICS nations*, Gilbert F. Houngbo emphasized the importance of inclusive and sustainable development, promoting labour rights for all, ensuring universal access to social protection systems, closing the skills gap in the informal economy and promoting sustainable enterprises. (*Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

  2. #thiswaytosocialjustice

    ILO launches global communication campaign to promote inequality reduction and social justice

    28 September 2023

    Launched at the Global Citizen Festival in New York, the ILO “This Way to Social Justice" campaign calls for urgent action to reduce inequalities in the world of work.

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    Should retirement be retired? The pros and cons of older workers

    28 September 2023

    The global population is getting older. At the same time employers complain they can’t find the workers or skills they need, and governments worry about funding health care and social protection. On International Day for Older Persons (1 October) we look at whether keeping people in the workforce longer could be an answer.

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    Renewables jobs nearly doubled in past decade, soared to 13.7 million in 2022

    28 September 2023

    Employment expands despite crises and challenges and growing use of industrial policies can create more localized supply chains, a new joint ILO-IRENA report finds.

  5. International Labour Standards

    Papua New Guinea ratifies ILO Conventions on labour inspection, tripartite consultation and violence and harassment in the workplace

    27 September 2023

    Papua New Guinea has now ratified 26 Conventions including eight fundamental conventions.

  6. Vision Zero Fund (VZF)

    International Labour Organization promotes safety and health in coffee supply chain

    27 September 2023

    The #CoffeePeople campaign, launched on International Coffee Day, urges collaboration between governments, employers, workers' organizations, and the private sector to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the millions of coffee workers worldwide.

  7. Sustainable supply chains

    EU and UN agencies join forces to address root causes of child labour

    27 September 2023

    A new EU-funded action will tackle the root causes of child labour in supply chains, focusing primarily on coffee and leveraging existing efforts on cobalt. Under the leadership of the ILO, the project will be jointly implemented with FAO and UNICEF, in collaboration with International Training Center.