All ILO Newsroom content

May 2016

  1. 105th International Labour Conference

    Committee on the Application of Standards

    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.

  2. Our impact, their voice

    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.

  3. Blog

    How do workers fare in the gig economy?

    20 May 2016

    A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.

  4. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    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.

  5. © Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency 2016

    WESO 2016

    Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work

    18 May 2016

    After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.

  6. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016

    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".

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    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    The right to be yourself at work

    17 May 2016

    "Today, on this International Day I would underline the fundamental importance of social justice and decent work as a key element of positive mental health and well-being of LGBT persons, and an essential expression of LGBT rights," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  8. Article

    Sustainable tourism: A driving force of job creation, economic growth and development

    17 May 2016

    On the eve of the T20 Ministers’ meeting in China, ILO Tourism Specialist Lucie Servoz explains how sustainable tourism can be a driving force for decent work, economic growth and sustainable development.

  9. Our impact, their voice

    Educated, empowered, inspired: HIV risk reduced

    16 May 2016

    A novel programme helped HIV vulnerable women in southern Africa build business to improve their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

  10. Blog

    How to reach a new audience with the bread-and-butter of the ILO?

    13 May 2016