Highlights

February 2020

  1. © John Isaac / UN Photo 2020

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples

    03 February 2020

    Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.

January 2020

  1. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

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.