18 July 2014
The ILO joins the international community to mark Nelson Mandela Day and celebrate the life of the inspirational South African leader on the date of his birthday, July 18.
25 June 2014
Abject poverty is forcing many Syrian refugee families to send their children to work. In Lebanon, host to over a million refugees from Syria, current and former child labourers held a musical and theatrical performance to mark World Day against Child Labour.
21 March 2014
The number of people migrating has risen from 154 million in 1990 to 232 million in 2013, and for many years migrants have made up about three per cent of the world’s population. Today there are more migrants than ever because of the growing world population.
25 February 2014
Take a look back at the ILO's contribution towards gender equality in the workplace.
08 February 2014
20 December 2013
From disaster recovery, to rising unemployment and the protection of workers across the globe, ILO News looks back at the most memorable events and images from the World of Work in 2013.
22 November 2013
Five million workers were affected when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. ILO teams are on the ground creating emergency employment and helping stricken communities build back better.
17 June 2013
The World of Work magazine of the ILO travelled to the “Golden Land” for a first-hand account of the progress so far – and the challenges that remain – as Myanmar turns a corner on the road towards democratization.
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.