15 October 2014
The International Day of Rural Women recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” The International Labour Organization (ILO) marks this day by showing what it does to help empower rural women around the world through helping them gain access to work that is just, decent and sustainable. The ILO maintains a team of over 50 development focal points to better integrate decent work into rural economic development.
19 September 2014
At the September UN General Assembly in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon will present his report on the current MDGs and look ahead to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the 17 proposed new goals includes full and productive employment and decent work for all, which is at the heart of the ILO’s mandate and is critical to ending poverty. However, ILO priorities are reflected in many of the other 17 new proposed SDGs.
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.
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.