News and events

2019

  1. Press release

    ILO broadens cooperation with its Chinese partners under the Belt and Road Initiative

    29 April 2019

    “The Belt and Road Initiative opens new perspectives and new opportunities for international cooperation.” says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. South-South and Triangular Cooperation

    ILO fosters south-south cooperation to promote decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities 

    19 April 2019

    Constituents from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey came together in Jordan to discuss the promotion of decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities in the region, as part of a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiative between the four countries, aimed at exchanging knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how.

  3. Publication

    Accelerating the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through decent work: SDG monitoring and country profile for Mongolia [Fact Sheet]

    19 April 2019

    This infographic helps readers to easily understand Mongolia’s labour and employment situation with available SDG Decent Work indicators. It also highlights the key changes in the Labour Force Survey methodology in line with international practice that were put in effect from 2019.

  4. News

    Japan to support youth employment opportunities for refugees and host community in Mauritania

    11 April 2019

    The project aims at promoting economic self-sufficiency of refugees and peaceful coexistence with host communities through the development of employability schemes and decent jobs in infrastructure construction works.

  5. News

    ILO fosters South-South cooperation on decent work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    04 April 2019

    The workshop brought together tripartite constituents from six Arab States to exchange country experiences to integrate sustainable development goals, decent work and employment into the national policy planning processes.

  6. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    13 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  7. Youth labour statistics

    Mastercard Foundation partnering with ILO to create new and improved database on youth in the labour market

    12 March 2019

    Mastercard Foundation funding enables ILO to provide more and better data on youth in the labour market.

  8. Peace and development

    A new ILO-Japan project to ensure water, jobs and peace in Mindanao, Philippines

    06 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan have signed a new partnership to provide jobs and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in post-conflict areas in the Philippines.

  9. Responsible supply chains in Thailand

    EU, ILO and OECD join hands to forge partnerships for sustainable business and responsible supply chains

    28 February 2019

    Addressing an event to introduce a new project promoting Responsible Supply Chains, the Minister of Labour of Thailand and the Ambassador of the European Union underlined the importance of responsible business practices in supply chains in Thailand and beyond.

  10. Event

    ILO-South Centre Side Event at BAPA+40: “The Future of Work, Youth Employment and South-South Cooperation”

    The high-level conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA+40) will take place on 20-22 March 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this context, the ILO and the South Centre will co-host a side event entitled “The Future of Work, Youth Employment and South-South Cooperation.