All ILO Newsroom content

October 2015

  1. Sustainable Development Goals

    The World of Work Today

    07 October 2015

    "Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.

  2. Pay discrimination

    Giving private-sector teachers in Jordan a voice

    07 October 2015

    A group of Jordanian teachers are making their voices heard to end gender-based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions in the private education sector through a community organizing campaign.

  3. Video

    Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: "Joining efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons"

    07 October 2015

    This video captures the views of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, on how to prevent forced labour and trafficking in persons. It was prepapred for the joint ILO, UNODC and OHCHR side-event to the Human Rights Council on "Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment", which took place on June 24, 2015 in Geneva.

  4. ILO Blog

    “I was in child labour. Now I’m getting my MBA.”

    02 October 2015

    When Usman Bilal was ten years old, his parents took him out of school and sent him to work with his uncle. But he was able to return to school with the help of an ILO project and is today an MBA student and child-labour activist.

  5. Video

    Kenya: The Green Jobs Hackathon

    02 October 2015

    The Green Jobs hackathon forum targeted selected MSMEs in the green building construction industry to develop innovative solutions and create synergies for enhancing sustainability and employment creation in the building and construction industry in Kenya. It came about the success of the Eco Manyatta project.

  6. Video

    Kenya: Green jobs creation through eco manyattas

    01 October 2015

    The adverse effects of deforestation that occurs in the building and construction of pastoralist homes in Kenya has direct impacts on the health and environment of these communities. Arid climate conditions and extreme weather events only exacerbate the problems of local development. The Eco Manyatta project enhances the living standards of these pastoral communities through green jobs creation in the construction of eco-friendly manyattas.

  7. Migrant Domestic Workers Video

    IDWF Online Communication Network Helps Domestic Workers around the Globe Unite

    01 October 2015

    The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in partnership with the International Labour Organization is excited to launch its communication network for domestic workers around the globe to connect with one another online. This network, the first of its kind serving to unite 52 million domestic workers around the globe, has been initiated with the support of the ILO and the Olof Palme Centre.

  8. Rural development

    Timor-Leste: A road gives life to a community

    01 October 2015

    Coffee farmer Pedro Soares de Fatima used to carry a huge coffee sack on his back to get to the nearest market. It was a ten-hour return journey, until an ILO project built high quality rural roads in Timor-Leste.

  9. © Alexandre Syrota 2015

    Web page

    Portal of the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Report, charts, news, video

    01 October 2015

  10. © Ollivier Girard / CIFOR 2015

    International Day of Older Persons

    More than half of the world’s older persons lack quality long-term care

    01 October 2015

    A new ILO study reveals a global shortfall of 13.6 million care workers undermining the delivery of quality services to more than half of the world’s older persons.