News and events

2020

  1. News

    Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  2. New ILO Office

    ILO opens its first coordination office in Baghdad

    10 March 2020

    The office will allow the ILO to expand its work to promote employment opportunities and decent work principles, as part of post-conflict reconstruction.

  3. ILO Partnership

    ILO and UN Volunteers sign Memorandum of Understanding

    09 March 2020

    UN Volunteers will support the International Labour Organization’s work in field projects around the world.

  4. Press release

    Japan supports ILO and Mozambique in socio-economic recovery after cyclone Idai

    03 March 2020

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 545,454 to ILO’s response to cyclone devastation in Mozambique. This support will help restore damaged rural roads and create local jobs, providing better access and improving resilience in the Manica province.

  5. PRESS RELEASE

    International Labour Organization reaffirms its commitment to assist and support the G5 Sahel

    02 March 2020

    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, 28 February 2020 – The seventh Council of Ministers of member countries of the G5 Sahel opened Sunday, February 23 in Nouakchott as a prelude of the sixth Summit of Heads of State held on February 25 in the Mauritanian capital.

  6. Forced labour

    Justices of the Peace, allies in the fight against forced labour in Peru

    17 February 2020

    As part of its efforts to eliminate forced labour in Peru’s Amazon region, the ILO is working in collaboration with the most affected communities.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Water for jobs, peace and schooling

    12 February 2020

    School children stand to benefit from an ILO project that aims to promote peace and create jobs in a previously conflict-ridden region of the Philippines.

  8. © Bart Versteeg 2020

    Child labour

    Next steps to end child labour in global supply chains

    27 January 2020

    A major conference takes place this week in the Netherlands that aims to set out the next steps in ending child labour in global supply chains. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took part in a panel discussion at the conference, which has been organized by the Dutch government in collaboration with the ILO, the Global March Against Child Labour and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

  9. Article

    Partnering with the private sector for Occupational Safety and Health in Ethiopia

    08 January 2020

    H&M and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) partner with ILO to invest in prevention

2019

  1. ILO development cooperation

    ILO: Changing Lives

    19 December 2019

    One of the main missions of the ILO is to improve people's lives by advancing social justice and promoting decent work for everyone. Watch this video to discover a few of our 760 ongoing projects which do just that.