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    Remembering Mandela: “Let us walk the last mile together”

    The United Nations General Assembly in New York is holding a Peace Summit in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. In a statement to mark the occasion, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, describes Mandela as a lasting source of inspiration in the pursuit of peace and social justice.


  • I escaped child labour and can now help others

    Our impact, their voices

    On the eve of International Week of the Deaf we profile a deaf Zambian man who, with ILO help, escaped child labour and discrimination and built a successful career as a teacher in the US.


  • Voices from the world of work: ILO staff/Asia-Pacific

    ILO Centenary

    In the first of our video voices series to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the International Labour Organization, ILO staff in the Asia-Pacific region share their thoughts on the organization, its centenary, and how it is helping to shape the future of work.


  • Better Work Viet Nam challenges sexual harassment across the factory floor

    Our impact, their voices

    Still an underreported issue in the country, the joint programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation, sheds light on the nature of harassment in the workplace and ways to tackle it.



  1. Regional Meeting to discuss future of work challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

    With almost 100 days until the ILO’s Centenary, ILO Regional Director José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs discusses future of work challenges in his region.

  2. ILO100

    Towards the ILO Centenary

    The countdown has begun to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Labour Organization.

Programmes and results

  1. ILO's flagship programmes

    The ILO has integrated many of its existing technical projects into five flagship programmes, designed to enhance the efficency and impact of its development cooperation with constituents on a global scale.

  2. Youth employment

    NEPAD Agency joins ILO’s Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth


  1. Partnering for Development

    With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO today has a bigger portfolio than ever with some 600 active programmes and projects in more than 100 countries.

  2. ILO projects worldwide

    Discover the new ILO Development Cooperation Dashboard

  3. Syrian refugees

    ILO, UNHCR to boost job creation for refugees and host communities in Jordan


  1. Artists engagement programme

    Artworks brings together artists to raise awareness, promote fundamental rights and advocate for social change on world of work issues.

Multimedia library

Apps  ¦  Photos  ¦  Videos  ¦  Audio

Key messages

  1. Infostory

    Young workers at risk

World of Work magazine

  1. Special 2018 issue

    Violence at work

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).