Events coverage

May 2016

  1. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visits Harran District in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province

    25 May 2016

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder visits Harran District in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province and meets with Syrian refugees in the camp to hear some of their needs and concerns.

  2. It's here: The 105th International Labour Conference

    25 May 2016

    The 105th International Labour Conference gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 May - 12 June. This year's session brings together over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today. Youth employment, global supply chains and decent work in fragile states will all be high on the agenda.

  3. Upping the quality of employment in global supply chains

    25 May 2016

    Alette Van Leur, Director of the Sectoral Policies Department at the ILO, introduces the work of the 'Committee on decent work in global supply chains' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference.

  4. Crisis response through jobs and employment

    25 May 2016

    Donato Kiniger-Passigli, Coordinator of the ILO’s Fragile States and Disaster Response Group introduces the work of the 'Committee on employment and decent work for the transition to peace' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  5. What more can be done to achieve social justice?

    25 May 2016

    Marva Corley-Coulibaly, Chief of the Globalization, Competitiveness and Labour Standards Unit of the ILO's Research Department, introduces the work of the 'Committee for the Social Justice Declaration' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed Captions available)

  6. Labour standards in action: migration under the lens

    23 May 2016

    Corinne Vargha, Director of the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO, introduces the work of the 'Committee on the Application of Standards' and the challenges and opportunities it faces heading into the 105th International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)

  7. Syrian refugees in Turkey train for better jobs with their host communities

    23 May 2016

    Syrian refugees and members of the host community are taking part in Turkish language courses and vocational training programmes to increase their employability. These programmes in Turkey are being implemented by local partners with support from the ILO to improve livelihoods and decent work opportunities for both communities. (Closed Captions available)

  8. Progress in eliminating poverty is being reversed

    19 May 2016

    Raymond Torres, ILO special advisor on social and economic issues, tells CNBC Europe that progress in eliminating poverty has slowed in developing countries and even increased in developed ones. This poses real challenges to meeting the 2030 agenda target of eliminating poverty in fifteen years. Torres went on to say that the rich also need to be involved in facing up to their responsibility in the perpetuation of poverty.

  9. Nigel Owens: “Only when I was happy within myself was I able to reach my full potential”

    19 May 2016

    International Rugby referee Nigel Owens tells ILO News why he has taken a public position on being out as gay, what he feared the reaction of the Rugby community would be, and how being out improved the quality of his work.

  10. Decent work key to ending poverty

    18 May 2016

    To help close the poverty gap, quality jobs along with social protection must play a central role. ILO economists Steven Tobin and Veda Narasimhan discuss this year’s ILO World Employment and Social Outlook report “Transforming jobs to end poverty".