All ILO Newsroom content

July 2016

  1. © Romel Jacinto 2016

    Our impact, their voice

    Informal workers’ rights have a home in Costa Rica and El Salvador

    26 July 2016

    An ILO-supported project aims to counsel informal workers and establish institutional partnerships to create collective strategies to promote workers’ transition from the informal to the formal economy.

  2. Beijing meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for labour market policies supporting both demand and recovery

    22 July 2016

    At a meeting hosted by the Chinese Prime Minister with the heads of several international organizations, Guy Ryder highlighted the need to boost labour incomes and household consumption.

  3. Our impact, their voice

    After the flood: Turning disaster into opportunity

    21 July 2016

    Following the devastating floods in Pakistan’s rural Sindh province, the International Labour Organization joined the United Nations to help thousands of families put their lives back on track.

  4. © Lydur Skulason 2016

    UNCTAD 14

    Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

    19 July 2016

    Trade and investment can be drivers of inclusive growth for sustainable development in Africa, says the ILO’s Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Gilbert Houngbo, at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi but calls for more integrated policies to realize that potential.

  5. Blog

    Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on

    18 July 2016

    Nelson Mandela left us in December 2013. But his legacy lives on. And we continue to celebrate International Mandela Day on 18 July, his birthday.

  6. Growth with Equity Report

    Social partner’s decisive role in design and implementation of labour provisions in trade agreements

    18 July 2016

    There is a tendency to establish mechanisms to inform and consult the wider public, including worker and employer organizations, but more still needs to be done to put these mechanisms into practice says Rafael Peels, a Research Officer in the ILO's Research Department.

  7. Growth with Equity Report

    Labour provisions in trade agreements do not harm business and ease labour market access

    18 July 2016

    Marva Corley, ILO Senior Economist and lead author of the new ILO Growth with Equity report entitled “Assessment of labour provisions in trade and investment arrangements”, says that labour provisions can also help with non-discrimination in the workplace and encourage more women to join the labour force.

  8. New report

    Labour provisions in trade agreements don’t hurt business

    18 July 2016

    New ILO report looks at how the increasing number of labour provisions in trade agreements are impacting the world of work.

  9. © Jiri Rezac / Climate Group 2016

    News

    How China is getting ready for the future of work

    15 July 2016

    Representatives from the Chinese government, the academia and enterprises discussed and agreed in-depth research is needed on the future of work in China and its effects on the well-being of people and sustainable growth.

  10. World Youth Skills Day

    New opportunities, new perceptions: A wage subsidy programme for young job seekers in Kalmykia

    15 July 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. (Closed Captioning available)