News and events


  1. Publication

    South-South Cooperation and Decent Work: Good Practices

    28 April 2013

    The Good Practices Guide on South-South and Triangular Cooperation is part of the ILO's commitment to the promotion of South-South and triangular cooperation, and is targeted at governments, workers, employers, and civil society to help them learn from initiatives based on southern solutions that have proven effective in promoting decent work. SSTC provides an important mechanism to leverage resources and expertise – in particular by facilitating the transfer of knowledge and experience of the world of work in the Global South. It is necessary to systematize the collection and dissemination of such projects. Knowledge sharing is central to South-South and triangular cooperation, and greater visibility needs to be given to scalable and replicable initiatives through a good practices guide accessible on the web.

  2. Press release

    United Nations System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting 2013: Strengthening Partnership Synergies for Local Impact

    23 April 2013

    Co-hosted by the International Labour Organization, Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, United Nations Global Compact Office, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

  3. © Lejia Lombardi, IDB photograph 2024

    Bilateral cooperation

    ILO, IDB sign agreement to promote more and better jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    22 April 2013

  4. © Kilian Munch / ILO 2024

    European crisis

    ILO Director-General urges closer cooperation between IMF, EC and ILO

    09 April 2013

    The three international institutions need to work together to find solutions to the economic crisis in Europe, says Guy Ryder.

  5. © Leon Neal / AFP 2024

    Youth employment crisis

    EU-wide youth guarantees: ILO at the ready

    04 April 2013

    The ILO will cooperate with the European Commission in tackling the employment crisis facing young people, including through youth guarantee schemes.

  6. Europe

    Balance between fiscal discipline and growth is needed, says European Parliament President

    22 March 2013

    The head of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, highlights common ground with the ILO on the need to move beyond austerity in the crisis response, on the importance of decent work and in the debate on the post-2015 development goals.

  7. PARDEV Newsletter No. 36

    ILO: Global Employment Trends; World of Work; Global Wage Report; Domestic Workers

    12 March 2013

    Various recent ILO reports are summarized here. Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second jobs dip, calls for additional policy action. The World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy considers that a dramatic shift is needed in the current policy approach in order to fight the structural challenges of unemployment. The Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth calls for internal and external “rebalancing” to achieve more socially and economically sustainable outcomes within and across countries, proposing policy actions beyond labour markets and national borders.

  8. Development cooperation

    Sweden joins ILO efforts on women's employment in Turkey

    07 March 2013

    The ILO and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have signed a project cooperation agreement amounting to US$ 3.5 million to support women’s empowerment in Turkey, which is expected to contribute substantially to the goal of advancing gender equality in employment and providing decent employment opportunities for women.

  9. Technical cooperation

    A strategic alliance for youth employment

    22 February 2013

    The ILO presents a technical cooperation portfolio that calls for the mobilization of resources and partnerships to tackle the youth employment crisis.

  10. Press release

    Ireland and ILO host forum to encourage women entrepreneurs in developing countries

    15 February 2013

    Education and access to credit are critical to ensuring that women in the developing world can start small businesses, Ireland's Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.