News

January 2024

  1. News

    ILO discusses ways to tackle mental health issues at work

    31 January 2024

    At a High-level conference on mental health and work organized by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the ILO discussed how mental health at work can be fostered and briefed participants about the latest developments in this area.

  2. News

    ILO discusses best practices in labour inspection at EU conference

    25 January 2024

  3. Press release

    EU and ILO to improve the employability of Youth NEETs in the MENA region

    24 January 2024

    A new action funded by the European Union will enable the ILO to improve the employability of young people not in employment, education or training across the Middle East and North Africa for their successful integration in labour markets.

  4. © ILO 2024

    Global Coalition for Social Justice

    Global Coalition for Social Justice attracts first 100 partners

    23 January 2024

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academic institutions and INGOs join Coalition to grow multilateral cooperation, and accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Agenda.

  5. © S. Gombert / Cultura Creative 2024

    Occupational Safety and Health

    OSH measures key to prevent violence and harassment in the world of work, says ILO report

    22 January 2024

    A new ILO report emphasizes using Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) frameworks to address the root causes of violence and harassment and to encourage collective action for better work environments.

  6. © Village Focus International 2024

    Labour migration

    Essential contribution of Lao migrant workers recognized on International Migrants Day

    18 January 2024

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organization celebrate the important role of Lao migrant workers in advancing development of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

  7. © European Union 2024

    Informal EPSCO

    Promotion of social justice essential for sustainable and equitable recovery, ILO tells EU ministers

    12 January 2024

    Speaking to EU ministers of employment and social affairs, the ILO Director-General underlined the need to put social justice back at the centre of policy-making, using concerted and decisive action.

  8. © Anne-Gaëlle Rico 2024

    WESO Trends 2024

    Global unemployment rate set to increase in 2024 while growing social inequalities raise concerns, says ILO report

    10 January 2024

    Joblessness and the jobs gap have both fallen below pre-pandemic levels but global unemployment will rise in 2024, and growing inequalities and stagnant productivity are causes for concern, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024 report.

December 2023

  1. Press release

    EU and ILO to strengthen constituents’ capacity on labour dimension of human rights due diligence

    14 December 2023

    A new EU-funded action will enable the ILO to inform and train its constituents globally on effective and inclusive human rights due diligence and responsible business conduct, thereby advancing decent work. The action supports the implementation of the labour dimension of the upcoming EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

  2. COP28

    Belgian Minister of climate and the environment stresses need to make transition just for all

    09 December 2023

    A side-event during the COP28 took stock of just transition efforts. The ILO and the Belgian Minister of climate, the environment, sustainable development and Green Deal discussed policies and initiatives that have been implemented to support a just transition in Belgium and Europe.