News

  1. ILO’s first ever meeting on e-waste adopts Points of Consensus to promote decent work in the sector

    11 April 2019

    Rapid technological advances and a rising demand for electronics has been accompanied by a flood of e-waste. It is a toxic stream of waste that poses a threat to human health, decent work and the environment. E-waste can also be seen as a resource in the emerging circular electronic economy with a large untapped potential. Better management of e-waste is crucial for advancing decent work and shaping a brighter future for all.

  2. ILO hosts international stakeholder workshop on governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste

    12 March 2019

    On 28 February and 1 March 2019, the ILO hosted a stakeholder workshop on strengthening governance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020, organized by UNITAR and co-sponsored by the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.

  3. ILO meeting agrees measures to attract and retain seafarers and to promote opportunities for women seafarers

    11 March 2019

    Qualified seafarers are essential to achieving safe, secure, environmentally sound and efficient shipping. This requires attracting quality new entrants and retaining experienced seafarers, including women and from other under-represented groups.

  4. © M. Crozet / ILO 2019

    ILO Global Dialogue Forum adopts Points of Consensus to guide governments, employers and workers in shaping a future that works for all in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

    18 December 2018

    Sustainable industrial policies underpinned by meaningful and effective social dialogue are key to managing the opportunities and challenges arising from digitalization and other technological advances in the industries that employ more than 13 million workers

  5. Established, a trade union network for fostering social dialogue in Indonesia palm oil industry

    14 December 2018

    Indonesia is one of the biggest producers of palm oil in the world. Trade unions federations in the palm oil sector initiated the establishment of the Indonesia Palm Oil Trade Union Network to promote social dialogue as means to realize decent work in this sector.

  6. Promoting decent work opportunities for youth in rural areas of SADC countries

    23 August 2018

    Governments, employers and workers from SADC countries agree to enhance decent work for women and youth in rural areas by promoting inclusive pro-employment policies.

  7. ILO and major garment trade unions sign agreement to promote social dialogue

    11 August 2018

    The International Labour Organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM), and with the Myanmar Industries Craft and Services (MICS) to enhance the capacity of relevant garment trade unions to engage constructively in social dialogue and industrial relations at the factory level.

  8. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    24 March 2017

    From 27 November until 8 December 2017, the Academy on Rural Development will offer a wide range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages to promote full and productive employment and decent work in the rural economy. The target audience of the course will be policy-makers, social partners, donor agencies, practitioners and project staff.

  9. Thematic Labour Overview: Working in Rural Areas in the 21st Century

    24 March 2017

    On 24 March 2017, the ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, delivered a presentation on the 2016 Thematic Labour Overview (Panorama Laboral), which is devoted to the rural economy. The report examines the reality, recent trends and prospects of decent work in rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, and offers policy recommendations. The report provides the Region with robust data and analysis to support evidence-based policy-making for the promotion of decent work in the rural economy.

  10. The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    13 March 2017

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.