News room

March 2022

  1. New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected

    25 March 2022

    The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.

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    ILO Governing Body adopts resolution on Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine

    24 March 2022

    A resolution passed by the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization calls on the Russian Federation to ‘immediately and unconditionally cease its aggression’.

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    ILO Governing Body agrees on key occupational safety and health discussion at International Labour Conference 2022

    18 March 2022

    An amendment to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, to include occupational safety and health, will be discussed during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference.

  4. New E-SIYB Tools are Introduced and Piloted in Georgia

    18 March 2022

    More than fifty potential entrepreneurs from rural areas of Georgia, Kakheti, Guria and Samegrelo regions, developed business knowledge and skills through online Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) trainings from November to December 2021.

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    ILO welcomes lifting of Cotton Campaign boycott of Uzbekistan

    14 March 2022

    Agricultural and economic reforms have led to the eradication of systemic child labour and forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.

  6. Global virtual conference on social protection and people with disabilities

    14 March 2022

    Participants will examine country case studies and ways for social protection systems to facilitate inclusion for people with disabilities.

  7. ILO Governing Body to elect next Director-General

    14 March 2022

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    Greater investment in care could create almost 300 million jobs

    07 March 2022

    Plugging existing, significant, gaps in care services could generate almost 300 million jobs and create a continuum of care that would help to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality, and support care for children and the elderly, says new ILO report released ahead of International Women’s Day.

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    ILO Director-General condemns the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

    03 March 2022

    "The ILO’s duty is to stand in solidarity with the government, workers, and employers of Ukraine and to join with the rest of the United Nations system in providing all possible assistance to them," says the ILO Director-General.

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    Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour

    01 March 2022

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.