All ILO Newsroom content

June 2018

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Fair Recruitment – It is possible!

    14 June 2018

    The ILO Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment helps Nepali migrant workers seek foreign employment fairly and safely.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour

    B-roll: Giving Madagascar’s child domestic workers a second chance

    12 June 2018

    In Madagascar, driven by poverty and lack of opportunity, many children work as domestic workers in conditions that can be dangerous for their health and safety. A project of the International Labour Organization aims to reduce the number of children in domestic work through awareness-raising and skills training.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour

    B-roll: Kailash Satyarthi - If the world can reach out to Mars, why can’t we reach out to every child who is in danger?

    12 June 2018

    “Today we know that the number of child labourers has decreased from more than 250 million to 152 million. So a lot has been achieved but it is not enough. If the world can reach out to Mars, why can’t we reach out to every single child who is in danger?” says Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Global March Against Child Labour.

  4. World Day Against Child Labour

    Giving Madagascar’s child domestic workers a second chance

    12 June 2018

    In Madagascar, driven by poverty and lack of opportunity, many children work as domestic workers in conditions that can be dangerous for their health and safety. A project of the International Labour Organization aims to reduce the number of children in domestic work through awareness-raising and skills training.

  5. World Day against Child Labour

    Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour

    12 June 2018

    “Children are more vulnerable to risk than adults. Urgent action is needed to ensure no child under the age of 18 is in hazardous child labour,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Poverty leads children from Madagascar to work in dangerous conditions

    12 June 2018

    Almost half of the 152 million victims of child labour – 73 million – toil in hazardous work. In Madagascar, children in child labour in brickmaking and in domestic work, are among those who need to be protected.

  7. Article

    Summary of the work of the Committees of the 107th International Labour Conference

    08 June 2018

  8. 107th International Labour Conference

    President of Ireland: Global solidarity dedicated to social justice and equality for all is key to building peace

    07 June 2018

    President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, made a passionate call for an approach to work that could meet the contemporary demands of social justice. He made the remarks in an address at the World of Work Summit of the International Labour Conference that discussed “Employment and Decent work for Peace and Resilience”.

  9. Raising awareness through the arts

    Mobile theatre promotes formal employment in Tajikistan

    06 June 2018

    In the three years since the International Labour Conference adopted Recommendation 204 on the transition from the informal to the formal economy, a global campaign to address the informal economy has gathered momentum. One of the best practices has emerged in the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan, in an unlikely place. It's a traveling theatre stage, featuring some of the country's top stars, committed to raising awareness about the informal economy and rights at work.

  10. International Labour Standards

    ILO Conference abrogates six Conventions, withdraws three Recommendations

    05 June 2018

    A two-thirds majority of votes at the International Labour Conference was required for the abrogation.