Press releases

January 2016

  1. ILO response to Syria refugee crisis

    ILO chief to visit Jordan to examine effects of refugee crisis on labour market

    26 January 2016

    As jobs and employment take centre stage in the global response to the Syria refugee crisis, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder will visit Jordan to discuss employment options for refugees and ways to address the effects of the crisis on the Jordanian labour market.

  2. © Host Photo Agency 2016

    Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    ILO Director-General: Growth is not the whole story

    26 January 2016

    ILO Director-General warns of risks to the middle class growth experienced in BRICS countries.

  3. The informal economy

    ILO to aid Moldova’s transition to the formal economy

    14 January 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launches an awareness raising campaign on the informal economy and undeclared work in Moldova.

  4. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016 report

    12 January 2016

December 2015

  1. Workers Symposium

    Global Supply Chains: International Labour Standards needed to implement Decent Work

    17 December 2015

    The international symposium on decent work in Global supply chains calls for ratification and implementation of International labour standards, and strengthening of trade unions in Multinationals Enterprises.

  2. Press release

    Employers work to eliminate child labour in supply chains

    15 December 2015

    ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool for companies to eliminate child labour in supply chains by 2025.

  3. Press release

    National Center of the Public Employment Services opened

    15 December 2015

    The National Center of the Public Employment Services (NPES) was ceremonially declared open by the Honorable Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, W.D.J Seneviratne, and the State Minister of Labour and Trade Unions Relations Mr. Ravindra Samaraweera

  4. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2016

    Decent work

    ILO welcomes new UNDP report that places decent work at the heart of sustainable development

    14 December 2015

    Decent work and human development “mutually reinforcing”, says new analysis on improving quality of life.

  5. Press release

    Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work

    11 December 2015

    The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), organized the first Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work on the 11th December 2015 in Colombo.

  6. Inter-agency partnerships

    ILO and UNOPS to increase cooperation in fragile situations

    11 December 2015

    The ILO and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering several areas of cooperation, especially in fragile situations.