ILO welcomes renewed commitments to support recovery and sustainable development in Least Developed Countries
03 March 2023
Despite the challenges facing Least Developed Countries, there are reasons for optimism, an ILO report on present and future work in the LDCs finds.
International labour standards as human rights
17 November 2022
Tim de Meyer, Senior Advisor in the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department (NORMES), explains how rights and standards in the world of work are linked to human rights and why they are essential for establishing social justice and decent work for all.
G20 commitment to social justice and decent work welcomed by ILO
16 November 2022
The G20 leaders commitment to work together to tackle the current multiple crises facing the world and to support greater social justice and decent work, has been welcomed by the ILO’s Director-General, who attended the Summit.
ILO Director-General makes first visit to UN in New York
26 October 2022
During his trip to the United Nations in New York, the Director-General met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and chaired a preparatory meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference.
World leaders gather to address ‘interlocking’ crises
14 September 2022
At the UN General Assembly in New York the ILO will seek to alleviate the impact of humanitarian, economic and climate crises by rallying support for the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection.
Women in the health and care sector earn 24 per cent less than men
13 July 2022
The most comprehensive global analysis of gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector finds that women face a larger gender pay gap than other economic sectors.
African Youth for the Future: The Importance of Just Transition and Digitalization
25 May 2022
ILO Office for the United Nations partnered with AMAKA Studios to discuss the importance of just transition and the need to uplift African youth within the future of work. ILO consultant Ms. Herrana Addisu sat down with Special Representative to the UN and Director of the ILO Office for the United Nations, Ms. Beate Andrees to discuss the Secretary-General’s brief on Investing in Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication and a Sustainable Recovery, the role of digitalization, skills training, and just transition as it related to the green economy for African youth.
The International Migration Review Forum to take place from 17-20 May 2022
10 May 2022
Progress in Least Developed Countries stalled by multiple crises
29 April 2022
Structural weaknesses in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be exacerbated if they are not able to fully participate in the global recovery.
ILO to release new report on future of work in Least Developed Countries
25 April 2022
A Recovery Barometer to Boost Decent Jobs for Youth
18 April 2022
The ILO, UN DESA and UNICEF’s anchored Generation Unlimited initiative and organized a side event on the margins of the ECOSOC Youth Forum to capture youth voices and thoughts on the youth recovery barometer during the ECOSOC Youth Forum.
United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa and the ILO to Collaborate on Social Protection in Africa
14 April 2022
In January 2022, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) agreed to collaborate using Agendas 2030 and 2063 as a blueprint.
Rural women need gender equality, workplace safety
06 April 2022
A strong and positive occupational safety and health culture is vital built on inclusion. However, women especially in rural sectors are often left out. Developmental approaches to promoting occupational safety and health, enhancing access to training and other technical advisory services, and increasing women’s participation can help improve safety and health in the rural sectors and communities.
Report of the Inter-agency Working Group on Cluster 2
05 April 2022
The Report of the Inter-agency Working Group on Cluster 2 reflects inputs received from UN system partners and is based on numerous consultations convened over the past year including with governments, NGOs and civil society organizations, youth, trade unions, and business and employer organizations.
Gender equality through improved labour standards compliance in the Philippines
04 April 2022
A dialogue on gender equality and labour standards highlighted the need to strengthen efforts to promote rights at work and improve working conditions for women through social dialogue to ensure compliance with general labour standards, including occupational safety and health, and access to social protection and other existing programmes and services.
The right to a world of work free from violence and harassment during CSW66
24 March 2022
Closing CSW 66, ILO Office to the United Nations released a campaign video highlighting the UN Member States who engaged in their Convention 190 campaign during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (2021).
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.
2022 World Day of Social Justice Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment
21 February 2022
The commemorative event for the 2022 World Day of Social Justice was convened by the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN, the United Nations Development Programme, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the theme, “Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment.”
16 Days of Activism
29 November 2021
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
Poisoned by pollution, so I fight for climate justice
11 November 2021
It wasn’t until he was an adult that Bryan Parras made the connection between his asthma and the polluted air in Houston Texas, where he grew up. This realization has shaped his work today as an environmental justice advocate.