Events coverage

June 2016

  1. Actor Joaquín Furriel tells the real-life story of a young man lured into modern slavery

    30 June 2016

    As part of the International Labour Organization’s 50 for Freedom campaign, Argentinian actor Joaquín Furriel tells the story of Hermogenes, a young man who was lured into modern slavery with the promise of a good job.

  2. New opportunities, new perceptions: a wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    30 June 2016

    Millions of young people around the world are facing the same problem: no job and few job prospects when they enter the labour market. It's especially frustrating for young people with high academic qualifications. Increasingly, they are learning that getting the highest education possible is no longer a guarantee of getting a good job. But an innovative strategy built on partnerships from all levels of society is changing that, and changing young people's perceptions of what kind of job is most suitable for them.

  3. An urgent policy reorientation for Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 June 2016

    To tackle unemployment, informality and low productivity growth, a policy reorientation is needed in Latin America and the Caribbean. ILO economists Clemente Pignatti and Verónica Escudero discuss the potential opportunities that can be leveraged from active labour market policies in the region.

  4. Malaysia first ASEAN country to ratify ILO Minimum Wage Convention No.131

    14 June 2016

    Richard Riot, Minister of Human Resources in Malaysia, expresses his country's pride at having ratified the ILO's Minimum Wage Fixing Convention No. 131.

  5. Tripartism in action: Advancing Social Justice through Decent Work

    14 June 2016

    ILO News interviews the chair and vice-chairs of the Committee on the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The committee adopted a resolution at the 105th International Labour Conference, which calls for concrete action to achieve the full potential of the ILO's Social Justice Declaration and the integration of decent work into national sustainable development strategies.

  6. It’s everybody’s responsibility in the labour market to end child labour

    12 June 2016

    It’s the job of employers to comply with the law and make sure children are not in their supply chains, the job of unions to ensure the employers are playing their role and the job of government to implement the international labour standards they have ratified on child labour, said the ILO’s Simon Steyne in an interview with Al Jazeera English on World Day Against Child Labour.

  7. 168 million reasons to end child labour

    12 June 2016

    “It’s a massive challenge, but we know we can meet it if we all play our role to eliminate child labour”, said ILO child labour expert, Simon Steyne, on World Day Against Child Labour. Steyne was a guest on Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story”, which dedicated its programme on June 12 to the issue of child labour.

  8. Global Supply Chains: Lessons from Canada

    10 June 2016

    Emily Norgang, Senior Researcher of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shares her views about the challenges of Global Supply Chains in Canada and the possible ways to implement Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

  9. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message to the 2016 World of Work Summit

    09 June 2016

    A message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations to delegates at the 2016 World of Work Summit. The theme of this year's summit was "Decent Jobs for Youth".

  10. Innovative global and regional partnerships are essential for youth employment

    09 June 2016

    Millions of young people worldwide are having difficulty finding a decent job. Many in the informal economy are facing poverty and few prospects for a brighter future. At a High-Level World of Work Summit at the 105th International Labour Conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told delegates that investment in young people is investing in the future of entire societies. At the Summit, delegates heard a number of concrete steps to bring more young people into the world of work including building strong national and international partnerships that promote green jobs, focus on young people in rural areas and create opportunities to enhance digital skills.