07 August 2012
In June 2012, during the Rio+20 Conference, the ILO launched an exhibition at its headquarters entitled "Greening the ILO." This presentation continues this theme by showcasing some of the ILO's major efforts in greening its activities and buildings - through photos and words.
21 December 2011
The ILO has played a role at key historical junctures- the Great Depression, decolonization, the creation of Solidarnosc in Poland, the victory over apartheid in South Africa and today in the building of an ethical and productive framework for a fair globalization. International labour standards and the broad policies of the International Labour Organization are set by the International Labour Conference (ILC). 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Conference (ILC). Here are some of the most historic achievements of the ILC.
30 November 2011
People with disabilities represent some 1 billion or 15 per cent of the global population. They are the largest minority in the world. This year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses attention on the need to include persons with disabilities and their communities in development efforts. In working towards this aim, everyone has a role to play.
30 November 2011
In 2001 China's Ministry of Labour and Social Security signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) launching a programme of cooperation based on the ILO's Decent Work agenda to support national reform in China and social progress worldwide. Ten years after its adoption, the 6th Joint Committee review took place in Beijing from 28 November to 1 December 2011.
31 October 2011
Starting in 2007, the International Labour Organization began providing grants to co-operatives in eight African nations through its COOPAfrica Challenge Fund facility. Kenya has been one of the largest recipients, benefitting from USD 1.3 million for a total of 28 projects from 2008 to 2010.
10 June 2011
The international community and ILO Member States have set the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 20161. Since the overwhelming majority of the worst forms of child labour involve hazardous work, tackling hazardous child labour can bring us closer to achieving our goal. The 2011 World Day Against Child Labour will provide a global spotlight on hazardous child labour, and call for urgent action to tackle the problem.
22 March 2011
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to highlight the importance of freshwater and importance of sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year, UN-Water chose the theme Water and Urbanization under the slogan Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. The objective of WWD 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems.
17 September 2010
In September 2000, world leaders endorsed the Millennium Declaration, a commitment to work together to build a safer, more prosperous and equitable world. The Declaration was translated into a roadmap setting out eight time-bound and measurable goals to be reached by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): They include goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.
10 May 2010
Today more than 200 million children are in child labour and 115 million girls and boys can be found in its worst forms. Although child labour is declining, the pace has slowed down. Breaking the cycle of poverty and child labour is essential.
07 May 2010
The global campaign to end child labour is at a critical juncture. As the new Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on fundamental Principles and Rights at Work shows, child labour continues to decline worldwide but at a much slower pace than before. The report, entitled "Accelerating action against Child Labour", says there are clear signs of progress but also disconcerting gaps in the global response.