News on Least developed countries

November 2023

  1. Integrating Trade and Decent Work

    New research analyses how trade and labour market polices can support decent work

    27 November 2023

    Integrating labour standards into trade and investment policies can balance economic and social goals, the ILO research finds.

July 2023

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    ILO, IFAD and CARE Coalition

    New partnership to promote decent work across food systems

    20 July 2023

    The new alliance between ILO, IFAD and CARE will promote decent work and productive employment, with the aim of tackling poverty and inequality in the sector while also promoting sustainable business.

May 2023

  1. Labour Day

    Time to prioritize social justice

    01 May 2023

    ILO Director-General calls for a Global Coalition for Social Justice and a reshaping of economic, social and environmental policies to create a more stable and equitable future.

April 2023

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    World Bank / IMF Spring Meetings

    Social justice indispensable to overcome global challenges, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    14 April 2023

    In statements delivered to the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, the ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, highlighted growing inequality worldwide and the need for social justice.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO Director-General statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)

    14 April 2023

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO Director-General statement to the Development Committee

    12 April 2023

  4. Crisis Response

    ILO deepens its support in the earthquake-hit region in close cooperation with government and social partners

    11 April 2023

    The ILO is considering strengthening further the technical support to implement decent work programmes in the recovery from the disaster caused by the earthquake.

March 2023

  1. Crisis response

    Urgent support needed for hundreds of thousands of workers after Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

    28 March 2023

    Devastating earthquakes have destroyed the jobs and businesses of hundreds of thousands of people in Türkiye and Syria. Workers and enterprises urgently need help to rebuild livelihoods and prevent poverty, informality and exploitation.

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    347th ILO's Governing Body

    ILO Director-General warns of rise in global inequalities, highlights need for global coalition on social justice

    14 March 2023

    At the opening session of the ILO Governing Body meeting, the Director-General has stressed the urgent need for a broad-based and co-ordinated response to promote social justice and tackle economic and social inequalities.

  3. LDC5 Conference in Qatar

    ILO Director-General says more investment needed for least-developed countries

    07 March 2023