15 February 2019
People are asking fundamental questions about the legitimacy and relevance of institutions and systems. The cause, I believe, is a lack of social justice. There is a sense that the rules of the game have become skewed against ordinary people and the formula of education and dedication no longer brings just rewards.
Tripartite consultation and forced labour
14 February 2019
Malta ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), as well as of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930
04 February 2019
Ireland has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 29th ILO Member State to do so.
Fishing Convention - C188
30 January 2019
Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.
25 January 2019
Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.
24 January 2019
We need to tackle the tsunami of e-waste head on, say ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao in a joint blog.
Global Commission on the Future of Work
22 January 2019
A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.
17 January 2019
The Russian Federation has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 28th ILO Member State to do so.
Work in Fishing Convention
16 January 2019
The United Kingdom has ratified the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), becoming the 13th ILO Member State to do so.
14 December 2018
Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is on his first ever visit to Uzbekistan.
G20 Leaders' Summit
01 December 2018
G20 Communiqué covers key issues, including the future of work, infrastructure for development, sustainable food supply and gender equality.
26 November 2018
09 November 2018
The commemoration of the end of the First World War in Paris has a symbolic dimension for the ILO.
23 October 2018
Institutions to step up collaboration on areas of mutual interest such as social dialogue and decent work.
22 October 2018
Workers will need a magic mix of skills to survive the technological revolution.
16 October 2018
Portugal has witnessed a remarkable economic and labour market recovery, resulting in substantial job creation. The country’s experience shows that there are alternatives paths to fiscal consolidation, other than the “austerity” policies that focus on reducing government deficits and the accumulation of debt. Policy makers elsewhere could learn from this.
19th American Regional Meeting
05 October 2018
At the end of the 19th American Regional Meeting the tripartite constituents approved the Panama Declaration, calling on the region’s social partners to work together to create a better future with decent work and social justice.
19th American Regional Meeting
02 October 2018
At the opening of the 19th American Regional Meeting, ILO Director-General encourages governments, workers and employers to work together in order to face the challenges in the region.
G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting
07 September 2018
The changes affecting the world of work, including the need for lifelong learning, better social protection and an approach that leaves no-one behind, were the focus of discussions by the G20 Labour and Education Ministers’, at a meeting in Argentina.
06 August 2018
Mr. Guy Ryder, The ILO Director General, has arrived in Namibia for a three day working visit at the invitation of the Government of Namibia.