Highlights

November 2019

  1. © H. Abdulsalam / UNAMID 2020

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    End violence and harassment in the world of work

    25 November 2019

    "Violence and harassment constitutes one of the greatest threats to decent work. No more excuses. Let’s work together and make the promise of Convention No. 190 a reality for all," says ILO Director-General.

  2. Child Labour

    Child labour and human trafficking remain important concerns in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

    New estimates of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains are revealed in a report compiled by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF – members of the Alliance 8.7 partnership on child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.

  3. GB roundup

    ILO Governing Body concludes 337th session

    08 November 2019

    The ILO Governing Body ended its 337th session on 7 November 2019. “ILO News” discussed the highlights of the session with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.

September 2019

  1. Social dialogue

    Enhancing the role and impact of national social dialogue institutions

    26 September 2019

    ILO-CNEL seminar in collaboration with AICESIS, Rome, 26 September 2019

  2. Youth employment

    The EC/ILO action on youth employment. Lessons for policy formulation and implementation

    16 September 2019

    Presentation by Gianni Rosas, Director, ILO Office for Italy and San Marino, to the Conference on «Addressing the chalenges of youth NEET. Instrument and responses for labour market inclusion», organized by the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, 16-20 September 2019.

  3. United Nations General Assembly

    UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

    16 September 2019

    The UNGA resolution provides an opportunity for the UN system to promote a human-centred approach to the future of work.

  4. G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to human-centred future of work policies

    02 September 2019

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have adopted a Declaration committing to human-centred world of work policies. The ILO’s Director-General, who took part in the meeting in Japan, welcomed the statement.

August 2019

  1. G7 Biarritz Summit

    The workplace equality challenge

    22 August 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has welcomed the decision to place the fight against inequality at the heart of this year’s G7 summit. Ryder, who will be attending the 24 to 26 August summit in Biarritz, France, called inequality one of the key challenges of our time.

July 2019

  1. Child Labour

    2021 declared International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    26 July 2019

    The UN General Assembly has urged the international community to step up efforts to eradicate forced labour and child labour, and declared 2021 as the Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.

  2. © Robert Scoble 2020

    Labour Income Share and Distribution

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    10 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.