News room

April 2024

  1. © Judith 2024

    Climate change creates a ‘cocktail’ of serious health hazards for 70 per cent of the world’s workers, ILO report finds

    22 April 2024

    The health consequences of climate change can include cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, kidney dysfunction and mental health conditions.

  2. © UN Photo/Kibae Park 2024

    People and data gathering key to build more circular economies, says ILO

    15 April 2024

    The shift to a circular economy has the potential to create 7 million jobs globally. At the World Circular Economy Forum, the ILO underlined the need to design policies and actions that accelerate the transformation to a circular economy.

March 2024

  1. Leadership and management training for ILO staff in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    28 March 2024

    Director, specialists and programme officer of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered to undertake leadership and management training in the context of multiple crises. The exercise served to enhance skills for effective teamwork and use of technologies that enable multi-stakeholder collaboration from various locations.

  2. © Violaine Martin / ILO 2024

    ILO Governing Body closes with decisions on living wages, strengthening social justice

    25 March 2024

    Living wages, the challenges and opportunities of digitization, and progress towards a new social contract, were among the wide range of world-of-work topics discussed by the ILO’s Governing Body at its 350th session.

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    Annual profits from forced labour amount to US$ 236 billion, ILO report finds

    19 March 2024

    The new study on forced labour in the private sector reveals a 37 per cent rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014.

  4. Armenian labour inspectors advance their expertise at a capacity-building workshop

    15 March 2024

    A capacity-building event was held in Yerevan on March 15, 2024 within the framework of "Promoting Implementation of Labour Rights in Armenia Together" (PILRAT) project, implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Armenia.

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    ILO reaches agreement on the issue of living wages

    15 March 2024

    A decision by the ILO’s Governing Body opens the way for new work by the ILO on estimating and operationalizing living wages, and on engaging with living wage initiatives.

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    ILO and IMO recommend new steps against shipboard violence, harassment, and sexual assault

    06 March 2024

    The organizations’ recommendations include amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, a new IMO mandatory training for seafarers, and a joint IMO/ILO international awareness campaign.

  7. © August de Richelieu 2024

    Employer and business membership organizations make progress on gender equality but glass ceilings persist

    05 March 2024

    The ILO’s Bureau for Employers´ Activities and the International Organisation of Employers assessed progress made by national employer and business membership organizations over six years.

  8. ILO Participatory Gender Audit: facilitators from Uzbekistan receive certificates

    01 March 2024

    On 26 February – 1 March 2024, Tashkent hosted the final stage of the ILO Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) organized for facilitators by the ILO International Training Centre (Turin). Ten regional representatives of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan (FTUU) participated in the 5-week training programme both online and in the face-to-face format.