Highlights

July 2019

  1. © 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.

  2. © PJ Tavera Photography 2020

    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

  1. 108th session of the International Labour Conference

    Statement by Ms Cinzia Del Rio, Italian Workers’ delegate to the 108th session of the ILC

    17 June 2019

May 2019

  1. The Future of Work

    A collective responsibility

    31 May 2019

    Speaking in the presence of the President of Italy at an event in Rome to mark the Centenary of the International Labour Organization, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlined the challenges facing the world of work and the need to work together for a future we want.

  2. Working conditions

    Job quality of concern to all workers

    06 May 2019

    A joint report by the ILO and the European research agency, Eurofound, provides an unprecedented comparative analysis of job quality around the world, including work hours, gender pay differences, exposure to physical risks and opportunities for skills’ upgrading.

April 2019

  1. © Paul Hennessy / NurPhoto 2020

    Occupational safety and health

    New safety and health issues emerge as work changes

    24 April 2019

    A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments.

March 2019

  1. © J. Barande/Ecole polytechnique 2020

    Future of business

    Business models worldwide face radical change: ILO-IOE study

    27 March 2019

    A new study finds that innovation and flexibility are needed in the face of major changes affecting the way businesses around the world operate.

  2. International Women’s Day 2019

    Work-related gender gaps persist but solutions are clear – new ILO report

    07 March 2019

    Work-related gender gaps have not seen any meaningful improvement for 20 years, but a new ILO report says that the path to progress is clear.

February 2019

  1. Social Justice

    World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

  2. © Wayne S. Grazio 2020

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.