24 February 2011
The Director-General of the ILO, Juan Somavia, associates himself fully with the grave concern and condemnation expressed by the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the dramatic situation in Libya.
14 January 2011
Microfinance managers from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon will gather in Beirut, Lebanon from 17 to 27 January 2011 for a ten-day workshop to improve their technical knowledge and management skills in using financial instruments to promote decent work.
16 December 2010
Government, employer and worker representatives placed 'social dialogue' at the heart of the Arab Action Agenda for Employment in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday (December 16).
26 November 2010
Cooperatives, which employ over 100 million people globally, could be a driving force for employment, growth and decent work but remain under-utilized in the Arab region, according to representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and cooperatives from six Arab countries gathered in Beirut, Lebanon from November 23-26.
First ILO World Social Security Report: Social security plays critical role in times of crisis, but still eludes much of the world
17 November 2010
A new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) says that while social security measures have played a critical role in reducing the social impact of economic crises both now and in the past, basic social security coverage remains out of reach for most of the world, especially in low-income countries.
14 November 2010
The International Labour Organization will announce plans to expand its portfolio of activities in the occupied Palestinian territory on Monday (November 15), before representatives of the Palestinian Authority, governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as UN agencies.
11 November 2010
The ILO’s Sectoral Activities Department has released new data showing that employment is recovering unevenly across sectors in the first half of 2010 and will continue to do so over the remainder of the year.
10 November 2010
The inclusion of domestic workers in labour protection regimes may soon be the norm in Arab states, as the international campaign ‘Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ gains regional momentum.
09 November 2010
Amid a “fragile labour market” marked by persistent high unemployment, “slack” jobs growth and declining wages, the International Labour Office (ILO) today urged the Group of 20 to intensify its focus on “productive employment and job-intensive growth policies” at its upcoming summit in Seoul. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia is expected to attend the meeting.
27 October 2010
The Government of Brazil and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced the launch of a three-year programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to social and natural disasters.