News and events


  1. Publication

    Russian Federation-ILO Cooperation

    19 April 2021

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Women in STEM

    Mentorship to encourage more female youth entering STEM sectors

    07 April 2021

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Press release

    Malawi’s Ministry of Labour pledges to accelerate efforts for the eradication of child labour

    01 April 2021

    The Deputy Minister of Labour, Malawi, Honourable Vera Kamtukule has joined the African Union and its Member States, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other stakeholders in adding her voice in pursuit of the global target to eliminate child labour in all its forms by 2025.

  8. Press release

    Success stories shed light on how decent employment improves the lives of refugees and their hosts

    31 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF held a side event at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  9. Press release

    Japan and ILO to support environmental and socio-economic resilience of Sudan

    31 March 2021

    The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 1.9 million to the ILO’s dual response to recent flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic in Khartoum, Sudan.

  10. © Mercy Corps 2021

    Press release

    ILO and the Cash Consortium for Iraq sign MoU to advance the humanitarian-development nexus and improve economic opportunities for vulnerable populations

    29 March 2021

    The collaboration between the agencies builds on existing efforts to accelerate the decent work agenda, including through the expansion of social protection architecture, as well as outlining new areas the partnership can support vulnerable populations in achieving self-reliance.