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  1. The state of indigenous peoples across the world

    06 August 2014

    Indigenous and tribal peoples have their own cultures, ways of life, traditions and customary laws. Throughout history, lack of respect for these cultures has led to conflict in far too many cases around the world. The ILO has been working to improve the conditions of indigenous and tribal peoples since the 1920s. Despite progress, the path to an inclusive and fair society is far from over.

  2. Nelson Mandela and the ILO

    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.

  3. © Tabitha Ross/ILO 2014
    Syrian refugee children at work… and in a play

    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.

  4. © ILO/FIAMI 2014
    What are your perceptions of migrants?

    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.

  5. The fight for women’s rights in the workplace – an ILO history

    25 February 2014

    Take a look back at the ILO's contribution towards gender equality in the workplace.


  1. 2013: The world of work in pictures

    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.

  2. Slideshow: Putting livelihoods at the forefront of the recovery

    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.

  3. Myanmar turns a corner

    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.


  1. Slideshow: Greening the ILO

    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.

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