News room

February 2024

  1. © Victor Libuku / ILO 2024

    New guidelines on medical examination of fishers adopted by the International Labour Organization and International Maritime Organization

    22 February 2024

    The crew of fishing vessels need to be medically fit for their physically demanding work. New medical examination guidelines will improve and standardize these examinations, leading to improved health and safety in the fishing sector.

  2. © AndreyPopov 2024

    AI’s role in evaluating job prestige and value spotlighted by new ILO research

    02 February 2024

    The utility and accuracy of AI tools in evaluating a range of job occupations, in comparison to human assessments, has potential benefits such as efficiency, cost effectiveness and speed, but some obstacles need to be overcome.

January 2024

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    New report on platform economy marks first step towards considering a new international labour standard

    31 January 2024

    A new ILO study marks a step forward towards creating a new international labour standard to support decent work in the platform economy.

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    Global Coalition for Social Justice attracts first 100 partners

    23 January 2024

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academic institutions and INGOs join Coalition to grow multilateral cooperation, and accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Agenda.

  3. © S. Gombert / Cultura Creative 2024

    OSH measures key to prevent violence and harassment in the world of work, says ILO report

    22 January 2024

    A new ILO report emphasizes using Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) frameworks to address the root causes of violence and harassment and to encourage collective action for better work environments.

  4. Consultants trained to support Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to promote greening of enterprises

    17 January 2024

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: 16-17 January 2024 Fifteen consultants who have been trained to support Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to promote greening of enterprises for a just transition toward low carbon economy met in Bishkek. They discussed interim results and lessons learnt from baseline visits and training conducted at the selected enterprises.

  5. © Anne-Gaëlle Rico 2024

    Global unemployment rate set to increase in 2024 while growing social inequalities raise concerns, says ILO report

    10 January 2024

    Joblessness and the jobs gap have both fallen below pre-pandemic levels but global unemployment will rise in 2024, and growing inequalities and stagnant productivity are causes for concern, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024 report.

December 2023

  1. Guidelines for Internal Grievance Handling to Strengthen Labour Rights in Armenia

    06 December 2023

    A presentation and discussion on alternative mechanisms for individual grievance handling procedures were held at the UN House Armenia. The application of the procedures will help to strengthen labour rights and promote a fair and transparent work environment.

  2. © Frederick Doerschem 2024

    New conclusions and recommendations pave the way to decent work in the inland waterways sector

    06 December 2023

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives agreed on concrete measures to improve the living and working conditions of inland water transport workers and establish a level-playing field in the sector.

November 2023

  1. Kyrgyzstan: support to enterprises for a just transition through greening process

    30 November 2023

    In October-November 2023, trained consultants finished their baseline analysis visits to 16 small- and medium-sized enterprises selected in consultation with the tripartite constituents.