News

May 2022

  1. 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.

  2. The International Migration Review Forum to take place from 17-20 May 2022

    10 May 2022

April 2022

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    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.

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    ILO to release new report on future of work in Least Developed Countries

    25 April 2022

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

March 2022

  1. 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).

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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.

February 2022

  1. 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.”

November 2021

  1. 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.

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    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.

October 2021

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    ILO: Employment impact of the pandemic worse than expected

    27 October 2021

    Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, ILO warns on stalled global labour market recovery and significant disparities between advanced and developing economies.

  2. The UN’s High-Level Meeting on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    07 October 2021

    Secretary-General António Guterres convened a high-level meeting on jobs and social protection for poverty eradication under the aegis of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), supported by the ILO, during the United Nations General Assembly 76th session on September 28

September 2021

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    UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

    28 September 2021

    Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.

  2. ILO calls for action on social protection and jobs at the UN General Assembly

    21 September 2021

    A human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis on the ILO agenda at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

July 2021

  1. SDG 8 Decent Work In Focus

    12 July 2021

    High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Report

May 2021

  1. Advancing Decent Work through Digital Wage Payments

    05 May 2021

    Qatar, Philippines and ILO showcase digital wage payment solutions for decent work, at UN STI Forum