News and events


  1. Press release

    ILO teams with J.P Morgan to support women entrepreneurs

    18 May 2021

    Women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand looking to recover from the pandemic and build long-term business resilience can receive support through a new initiative launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.


    Climate Action for Jobs initiative launches in Africa

    22 April 2021

    ABIDJAN (ILO News) – Government ministers joined workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as labour and environmental experts to launch the Climate Action for Jobs initiative in Africa.

  3. Press release

    Launching of a web portal for eligible textile and garment sector employers to register and participate in a job retention programme

    21 April 2021

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ILO News) – Domestic textile and garment factories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply through a web portal to obtain wage subsidies for their workers in a job retention programme covering up to 45,000 workers.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    From migrant worker to labour unionist

    21 April 2021

    Learning from her exploitative experiences as a migrant domestic worker, Dina Nuriyati has become a tireless labour advocate and unionist, promoting better protection and services for Indonesian migrant workers in all cycles of migration.

  5. Disability and work

    Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

    16 April 2021

    Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for years due to his physical disability. Last year, an ILO employment centre helped him secure his first formal job at a garment factory, giving him a new sense of independence and purpose.

  6. Women in STEM

    Strengthening employability of female youth in the STEM sector

    15 April 2021

    The ILO supports the greater participation of women in the digitalization. Three young women share their journeys to strengthening their employability and competitiveness for better future.

  7. Press release

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launch Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project

    08 April 2021

    The Swedish Government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched the implementation of Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) project. The Project is a US $ 3.8 Million partnership agreement to be executed over a three- and half-year period.

  8. Women in STEM

    Mentorship to encourage more female youth entering STEM sectors

    07 April 2021

    The ILO applies a mentorship in its training programme to encourage more female students entering and participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related sectors.

  9. News

    Switzerland and the ILO sign a new framework agreement

    01 April 2021

    The ILO also welcomes the announcement of Switzerland’s membership in Alliance 8.7

  10. News

    Overcoming barriers and stereotypes: Social inclusion in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    01 April 2021

    In partnership with the East African Institute of Welding (EAIW) and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), a dual learning industrial welding training programme with low barriers to entry and deliberately targeting female youth and persons with disabilities has been developed and is currently being implemented in Turkana and Garissa Counties, Kenya.