News and events


  1. Press release

    ILO Director-General discusses development agenda with UN Secretary-General

    07 February 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior staff to discuss the role of the Decent Work Agenda in the post-2015 development framework.

  2. PARDEV Newsletter No. 35

    Global South-South Development Expo 2012 Review

    14 January 2013

    The Global South-South Development Expo 2012 took place from 19 to 23 November 2012 in Vienna, Austria and was hosted by UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization). This year’s theme was “Investing in Energy and Climate Change: Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development”. The ILO organized a Solution Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Decent Work, showcasing development solutions from and for the Global South. The ILO Forum explored the link between employment, decent work and sustainable development strategies. The global economic crisis has positioned job-creation at the heart of policy-making priorities. At the same time, environmental degradation has called for increased efforts towards sustainable development. In this context, there was a clear need for correlating employment, the development of alternative energy sources and economic opportunities. The Forum shows why South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) strategies and mechanisms are vital for shaping the post-2015 sustainable world of work. The panellists presented their country’s experience in transitioning to a green economy, while highlighting the benefit of South-South cooperation by presenting country-specific solutions.


  1. Press release

    Germany contributes €650,000 to the Youth Employment Network

    14 December 2012

    Contribution will fund a round of the Youth to Youth Fund in Togo for the period 2013-2014

  2. Press release

    Czech Republic donates US$75,000 to ILO project on return migrants in Moldova

    14 December 2012

    The Government of the Czech Republic will contribute CZK 1.5 million (approximately US$ 75,000) to an ILO project on the return of migrants and home country socio-economic development over the next year.

  3. Event

    Briefing on growth and employment in the post-2015 development agenda

    On 13 December 2012 the Permanent Mission of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Labour Organization organized a briefing on Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Participants included permanent and observer missions to the United Nations, UN agencies and civil society organizations.

  4. Partnership agreements

    ILO, Russian Federation sign key agreements

    11 December 2012

    The ILO and the Russian Federation have launched a new and strategic era of cooperation with the signing of three key agreements.

  5. Press release

    Guy Ryder: "ILO and EU have a shared responsibility of realizing decent work for all"

    06 December 2012

    For the 10th time in a row, and in the presence of the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, the ILO and the European Commission held their annual high-level meeting defining the focus of their cooperation for the next year. At this meeting, Guy Ryder honored the historical partnership between both institutions and looked at the common challenges in the face of the global crisis.

  6. Publication

    The ILO Global Business and Disability Network: Public-Private Partnership

    21 November 2012

    The ILO has developed a global network of multinational companies, employers’ organizations, and business networks on disability, along with disabled persons’ organizations and other resource groups, to assist companies to include disability in the workplace and in their strategic business plans. The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is a business-led, member-based initiative that fosters the development of a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, promoting the hiring, retention and professional development of people with disabilities.

  7. Video

    South-South and triangular cooperation in vocational training - ILO/Cinterfor

    20 November 2012

    This animated talk describes the role of the ILO and its support for vocational training through worldwide networks and CINTERFOR. For the last 70 years, the ILO has promoted South-South and Triangular Cooperation in vocational training in Latin America and the Caribbean, strengthened by the creation of ILO/Cinterfor 50 years ago, for the social development and economic growth of its countries.

  8. Event

    Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012: Town Hall Meeting on Women’s Empowerment through Entrepreneurship