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September 2016

  1. About the Organization

    ILO at work

    22 September 2016

    This video introduces the work of the International Labour Organization. The ILO is the only tripartite United Nations agency. It brings together government, employer and worker representatives from 187 Member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes to promote decent work for all women and men.

  2. Peace agreement in Colombia

    Director-General of the ILO attends signing of peace agreement in Colombia

    21 September 2016

    Guy Ryder confirmed his presence in Cartagena on September 26 to sign the document which seeks to end more than five decades of armed conflict.

  3. 71st UN General Assembly

    Towards increased action for a rights-based, people-centred agenda

    19 September 2016

    During the high-level segment of the General Assembly’s 71st session, world leaders will debate international responses to many of the global challenges of today, including economic growth and sustainable development, extreme poverty and hunger, the refugee crisis and climate change.

  4. 71th UN General Assembly

    Statement of ILO's Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

    19 September 2016

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    Future of work

    "ILO needs to act as a catalyst to advance social and solidarity economy"

    14 September 2016

    The new Director of the ILO’s Enterprises Department, Vic van Vuuren, answers questions on the role of sustainable enterprises and social economy for the future of work.

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    Occupational safety

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in response to Tampaco Foils Limited fire in Bangladesh

    12 September 2016

    "The ILO is ready to further support Bangladesh’s efforts to ensure the safety of its workers," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  7. United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    South-South co-operation has a key role to play in promoting decent work for sustainable development

    12 September 2016

    Traditional aid flows will not be enough to address development challenges. New partnerships with and among developing nations are both the right thing to do and one of the best ways to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

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    ILO launches new fair migration project for the Middle East

    07 September 2016

    The project will promote fair migration and address forced labour and trafficking, focusing on the domestic and construction work sectors.

  9. The Future of Work

    The Future of Work Centenary Initiative

    06 September 2016

    The world of work is undergoing a major process of change. In order to understand and to respond effectively to these new challenges the International Labour Organization has launched a "Future of Work initiative" in order to be able to advance its mandate for social justice. The unit in charge of the Future of Work initiative seeks to involve the ILO's tripartite constituency fully and universally, but also to reach beyond them to the academic world and to all other relevant and interested actors. (Closed Captions available) Learn more at:

  10. Social protection

    Universal social protection is achievable and critical to implementing the new UN development agenda

    06 September 2016

    Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the ILO-China-ASEAN High-level Seminar to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on Universal Social Protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Beijing, China.