• How to advance fair, ethical, and responsible recruitment?

    In their search for work opportunities beyond their home countries, migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse by unscrupulous employment agencies and intermediaries. It’s an issue that will be discussed at a virtual Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment that takes place 12-15 April. Governments, employers’ and workers' organisations, as well as global brands, suppliers, and recruitment agencies will take part, to find solutions and promote fair and responsible recruitment for all.


  • COVID-19 strategies must invest in human-centred recovery, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    Economic and social recovery from the pandemic will require policies that promote decent work, address poverty and inequalities, and encourage a green recovery, the ILO’s Director-General has said in statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings.


  • Lokua Kanza: We can all act to ensure a better future for our children

    International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    Congolese singer and songwriter, Lokua Kanza, will be one of the judges of the Music Against Child Labour Initiative’s global music competition, launched by the youth music organization Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) in collaboration with the ILO. He says it’s time to act to ensure a better future for children, and called on musicians to raise awareness of child labour by taking part in the competition, which closes on 12 April.


  • Support health and care workers under stress

    World Health Day

    This year’s World Health Day is an opportunity to remember the multitude of health and care workers around the world who have been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year – and whose mental health and wellbeing have suffered as a result. The COVID-19 response must include measures to support health and care workers under stress.


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