News and events


  1. Webinars

    Knowledge development series on formalization in BRICS countries

    The knowledge series will provide space for a reflection on how to overcome the existing challenges in formalization of the informal economy and will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience among various stakeholders of BRICS countries.

  2. News

    ILO and Finland sign cooperation agreement on Trade for Decent Work

    23 July 2021

    On Monday 19 July, the International Labour Organization has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to further support the application of the ILO Fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labour relations and working conditions.

  3. Fact-sheet

    Core Voluntary Funding (RBSA) for ILO development cooperation (Update, January 2021)

    19 July 2021

    This fact sheet describes recent developments in the RBSA funding modality, its allocation and management, monitoring and evaluation, and results to date. It summarizes trends in 2018-20, and provides details on contributions for 2016-21.

  4. ILO in Action

    Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work

    18 July 2021

    In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.

  5. Introducing a youth guarantee (YG) in the Western Balkans

    The European Commission and the ILO join forces to support young people

    18 July 2021

    A new EC/ILO Technical Assistance Facility set up to pursue youth employment in the Western Balkans.

  6. Press release

    ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises

    15 July 2021

    Small enterprises and alternative livelihoods will benefit from a new ILO project with the Government of Japan through safer, more digitalized and productive workplaces, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and mitigate the impact on employment and the economy in the Philippines.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Mobile station brings training closer to farm workers in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    An ILO-supported mobile station is bringing training sessions to farm workers at their place of work and helping them apply their taught skills on the job, in various occupations, such as grafting and pruning.

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Cooperatives promote decent work in Jordan

    15 July 2021

    A new initiative by the ILO is supporting cooperatives to expand their role and provide career guidance and job placement services to workers in Jordan's agricultural sector.

  9. Our impact, their voices

    Missed schooling opportunities spur Iman to reach new learning milestones

    14 July 2021

    A multi-agency programme has provided hundreds of vulnerable Yemenis with life skills, financial literacy, theoretical instruction and on-the-job training, providing them with the means to secure a sustainable income.

  10. Press release

    THAMM programme holds first regional conference on labour migration re-sponses to COVID-19 crisis in European and North African countries

    09 July 2021

    In close collaboration with the European Commission (EC), the International Labour Or-ganization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) co-organized a virtual regional conference – from 5 to 7 July – on Labour Migration Responses to COVID-19 in European and North African Countries. It was the first regional meeting under the “Towards a Holistic Approach to Labour Migration Governance and Mobility in North Africa” (THAMM) Programme.