News room

March 2022

  1. © Peretz Partensky 2022

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO Governing Body to elect next Director-General

    14 March 2022

  4. © GMB Akash / icddr,b 2022

    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.

  5. © Aurel Obreja / UN Women 2022

    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.

  6. © ILO 2022

    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.

February 2022

  1. Uzbekistan: Government and the UN Conclude the First Joint Programme of the Joint SDG Fund

    26 February 2022

    The Government of Uzbekistan in partnership with the UN agencies concluded its first UN Joint Programme sponsored by the Joint SDG Fund. Three sister-agencies - the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the Ministry of Finance reported on the achievements in the social protection system accomplished by the Programme in 2020-2022.

  2. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first

    25 February 2022

    The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Move beyond ambition to action, urges ILO Director-General

    22 February 2022

    The Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery, organized by the International Labour Organization, opened with a plea by the ILO Director-General for the international community to take action to address the ‘dangerous inequalities’ exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within and among countries.

  4. ILO Project Supports Young Entrepreneurs in Astrakhan region

    04 February 2022

    Representatives of the ILO Project "Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States" and the Agency for Employment of Population of the Astrakhan Region completed the second round of review of business plans presented by young entrepreneurs.