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February 2019

  1. Principles of Social Justice Reaffirm Their Relevance in the ILO Centenary Year: Conference in Bishkek

    20 February 2019

    At a tripartite conference in Bishkek, the International Labour Organisation presented the main conclusions of the Global Commission on the Future of Work’s report “Work for a Brighter Future”. The conference commemorates the ILO centenary and the World Day of Social Justice celebrated annually on February 20.

  2. World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

  3. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  4. © UNICEF/UNI112437/Halle'n 2019

    Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

    06 February 2019

    A new report by UNICEF and the ILO highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children.

  5. The Future of Work International Forum in Ufa

    05 February 2019

    The International Forum “Future of Work: Decent Work for All” took place on February 4-5 at the Toratau Congress Hall in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan. The forum’s primary goal was to discuss priority problems in the area of industrial relations and the principles of shaping the future of work, as well as to exchange opinions and experience of promoting social dialogue.

January 2019

  1. ILO Joined Kyrgyzstan’s 100 Days Against Trafficking in Persons Campaign

    25 January 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) joined Kyrgyzstan’s 100 Days Against Trafficking in Persons National Campaign which took place in September – December 2018. In the course of the campaign, representatives of the ILO which will mark its centenary year called upon the youth activists and government officers to take a more active stance in promoting the fight against the worst forms of child labour and forced labour.

  2. Strengthening the capacity of the national statistical office in Georgia

    25 January 2019

    The ILO organized a 3-day capacity building mission in Georgia to train experts from labour statistics institution on new International Statistical Standards covering key indicators on the labour market and work.

  3. Preventing Children’s Involvement in the Worst Forms of Child Labour: Action Plan for 2019-2024

    24 January 2019

    On January 24, 2019 a meeting to refine the 2019-2024 Action Plan for preventing children’s involvement in the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The working group was formed in May 2018 as part of the 2017-2027 Family Protection and Children Support Programme to be implemented by the Kyrgyz Government.

  4. © Shen zhicheng / Imaginechina 2019

    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    22 January 2019

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

  5. Russian Federation’s renewed commitment to combat forced labour

    17 January 2019

    The Russian Federation has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 28th ILO Member State to do so.