All ILO Newsroom content

April 2017

  1. © Red Habitat 2017

    Our impact, their voices

    Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

    24 April 2017

    A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.

  2. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    "Weak outlook for jobs puts development prospects at risk"

    21 April 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.

  3. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    “Weak outlook for jobs at heart of uncertain global economic prospects”

    21 April 2017

    Despite a mild pick-up compared to last year, global economic growth in 2017 and 2018 is insufficient to start reducing global unemployment, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe strive for a brighter future

    19 April 2017

    A new generation of female African entrepreneurs is beginning to spring up across the continent. In Zimbabwe, an ILO project is improving living conditions of women and their families in rural areas by promoting entrepreneurship.

  5. Future of work

    Opening session highlights: A global dialogue on the future of work we want

    18 April 2017

    Highlights from award-winning economic historian Robert Skidelsky giving a keynote address about the future of work with remarks by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  6. Video interview

    Greening the ILO

    18 April 2017

    The ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2016-2017 established a number of goals for the Office with the aim of greening our workspaces, activities and actions.

  7. Video

    Syria's refugees need our help, and so do the communities hosting them - ILO's Guy Ryder

    13 April 2017

    Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.

  8. Our impact, their voices

    Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

  9. Video

    Adoption of the revised version of the MNE Declaration: interviews with constituents

    05 April 2017

  10. Our impact, their voices

    When soft skills land hard returns

    03 April 2017

    An International Labour Organization programme benefits both businesses and workers through training that improves productivity and working conditions in Viet Nam.