News and events


  1. Contribution

    Kuwait gives US$ 1,000,000 to the ILO in support of its work to promote decent work in Arab States

    04 December 2009

    The Government of Kuwait today contributed US$ 1,000,000 to the ILO’s Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA), becoming the first donor country from the Arab region to contribute to the RBSA. The RBSA is an innovative funding mechanism providing additional support in a more flexible and predictable way. This allows the ILO and its constituents to promote decent work for more women and men.

  2. Crisis response in Africa

    First African Decent Work Symposium hears calls to invest in employment and sustainable enterprises

    01 December 2009

    The First African Decent Work Symposium “Recovering from the crisis: the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact in Africa” opened in Ouagadougou on 1 December with three heads of state and ministers of labour and finance and representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations from more than 45 African countries.

  3. PARDEV Brochure

    Partnerships for Decent Work

    21 January 2009

  4. Information brochure

    Public-private partnerships for decent work

    15 January 2009

    The ILO works with individual companies and foundations to tackle important global labour market issues; to support sustainable enterprises and entrepreneurs; to enhance value in supply chains; to promote social protection; and to resolve specific problems in the world of work.


  1. Video

    Tackling Child Labour in Agriculture

    12 June 2007

    Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest number of working children can be found - an estimated 70 per cent, of whom 132 million are girls and boys aged 5-14. These children are helping to produce the food and beverages we consume. Their labour is used for crops such as cereals, cocoa, coffee, fruit, sugar, palm oil, rice, tea, tobacco and vegetables. They also work in livestock raising and herding, and in the production of other agricultural materials such as cotton and cottonseed.


  1. Publication

    Philosophical and spiritual perspectives on Decent Work

    02 March 2004

    Describing the findings of a one-year research programme and a related seminar, this book presents a fascinating convergence of views regarding key questions of dignity and the rights of human beings at work, and regarding work itself. While they bear witness to the universal nature of the Decent Work Agenda, they also offer important insights for further implementing this agenda in the real world.