News

April 2024

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    Employment creation in Moldova

    ILO Director-General launches new EU-backed project to strengthen labour market institutions in the Republic of Moldova, during first joint ILO-European Commission visit to the country

    11 April 2024

    Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo also held high level meetings with senior officials, including the President of Moldova, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Labour and Social Protection and the ILO’s social partners.

  2. Education

    ILO discusses key recommendations to transform teaching profession

    10 April 2024

    The ILO highlighted the Recommendations of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level panel on the teaching profession, to be considered within national contexts to address the urgent crisis in the teaching profession and the teacher shortages facing many parts of the world.

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    Press release

    EU supports ILO and partners to empower community leaders to ensure safe migration of Filipino fishers

    03 April 2024

    Outreach effort leverages church network across the country to help convey the practical realities of work in fishing.

March 2024

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    Labour migration

    New EU-UN ‘PROTECT’ project supports women migrant workers and children in Southeast Asia

    26 March 2024

    A new initiative launched by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) will help strengthen the rights of women migrant workers and children in Southeast Asia, while reducing their vulnerabilities.

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    Social protection

    ILO identifies priority areas to achieve universal social health protection

    20 March 2024

    At the EU-African Union high-level meeting for equitable access to health, the ILO explained how access to affordable healthcare services can be extended to the global population, including vulnerable groups.

  3. Forced labour

    Key stakeholders discuss how to tackle forced labour and make it less profitable

    19 March 2024

    The illegal profits from forced labour have risen significantly over the past decade, and are highest in Europe and Central Asia. A high-level conference in Brussels discussed the way forward.

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    ILO advocates for inclusive employment at EU conference on rights of persons with disabilities

    19 March 2024

    Manuela Tomei, ILO Assistant Director-General, stressed the need to stressed the need to take a human-centred approach that considers the specific needs of persons with disabilities and to embed gender and youth perspectives in policy making.

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    Forced labour

    Annual profits from forced labour amount to US$ 236 billion, ILO report finds

    19 March 2024

    The new study on forced labour in the private sector reveals a 37 per cent rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014.

  6. Child labour

    ILO marks milestone achievements and forges ahead with new commitments in elimination of worst forms of child labour

    14 March 2024

    Annual cooperation and review meetings with Ferrero Hazelnut Company and CAOBISCO members in Luxembourg and in Brussels marked the end of first phase of a project to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting in Türkiye, and provided insights into the upcoming phase of the project.

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    ILO shares perspective on career guidance for sustainable integration of youth in the labour market

    12 March 2024

    The ILO discussed its ongoing work on career guidance at the launch event of an ETF-UNICEF study on career pathways for youth.