11 July 2016
The incidence of child labour in agriculture is on the rise in Lebanon, especially in the Beqaa Valley region which is host to a large number of Syrian refugees. The ILO held a funfair in the area to raise awareness amongst refugees and locals of the risks and hazards of child labour in agriculture. It included plays written and performed by child labourers and their parents, highlighting aspects of their plight and helping them relieve some of the distress they feel due to their situation. The ILO organized the event with funding from the Denmark-led Regional Protection and Development Programme, and in cooperation with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the NGO Beyond Association.
24 May 2016
What would you ask the people who make your clothes? They number around sixty million worldwide – 80 per cent of them women – all employed in the global garment industry. The factories they work in provide valuable jobs that can improve livelihoods and lift communities out of poverty. Yet, poor working conditions remain a challenge across the sector.
22 April 2016
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh in 2013 took the lives of over 1,100 garment workers and highlighted the need to promote decent work in global supply chains. Working closely with the country’s government and its social partners, the ILO has played a leading role in the response to the Rana Plaza tragedy. The following photo report gives an idea about what has been achieved so far and what remains to be done.
23 March 2016
To mark World Water Day 2016, ILO headquarters in Geneva is hosting a photographic exhibition featuring images showing the relationship between water and the world of work. The exhibition will be on show throughout March and April.
08 January 2016
An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.
07 September 2015
This year’s World Day against Child Labour highlighted the key role that education can play in tackling child labour. The following stories from child labourers in Jordan show why getting children out of work and into the classroom can make a huge difference to their future.
15 July 2015
On the occasion of the conference on 'Regulating for Decent Work' from 8-10 July 2015, the ILO is hosting an exhibition by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous.
01 June 2015
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.
22 May 2015
Hundreds of amateur and professional artists around the world responded to a call to create images with the theme “Work right!” for a poster competition in which the ILO participated on the judging panel.
08 March 2015
Globally, only about half the world’s women are in the labour force, compared to nearly 80 per cent of men – a figure basically unchanged in 20 years. A large gender pay gap hasn’t narrowed much, with women still earning on average 23 per cent less than men. And new evidence is emerging that mothers suffer a wage penalty, often over and above the gender pay gap.