Press releases

October 2023

  1. Press release

    Uzbekistan identifies national priorities for the implementation of the Global Accelerator

    30 October 2023

    A joint scoping mission by the United Nations, international financial institutions and other development partners to Uzbekistan took place on 19-20 October 2023, to discuss the implementation of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

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    Media Advisory

    ILO Governing Body holds 349th session

    30 October 2023

    The ILO’s Governing Body holds its 349th Session in Geneva between 30 October and 11 November. Members will discuss a broad range of world-of-work subjects, as well as examining the situations in a number of countries, as part of the Organization’s supervisory procedures.

  3. Gender equality

    Women missing out on benefits of labour market growth in Asia and the Pacific

    27 October 2023

    The gap between male and female labour market participation rates remains high despite three decades of economic growth with South Asia home to the biggest differences.

  4. © Russell Watkins / DFID 2024

    Childcare policy

    Closing childcare policy gaps offers high return on investment

    26 October 2023

    There is a compelling social investment and gender equality case for transforming childcare policies so that they universally and effectively cover children from birth until the start of mandatory primary education, new ILO research has found.

  5. © Human Design Studios /ILO 2024

    21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Statisticians adopt new standards on measuring informal employment

    23 October 2023

    The new standards will help countries collect better data and so devise improved policies for workers in the informal economy.

  6. Labour migration

    First-Ever African Labour Migration Conference Kicks Off in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

    18 October 2023

    ILO and African Union Commission join forces to protect migrant workers' rights

  7. Press release

    ILO Workshop aimed to boost agricultural cooperatives in Lebanon and Iraq and foster knowledge exchange

    18 October 2023

    The PROSPECTS Programme held a Training of Trainers workshop to address the needs of agricultural cooperatives in the region, raise awareness about their work, and enhance local capacities by establishing a network of qualified trainers.

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    21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Facing rapid changes in the world of work, labour statisticians meet to update measurement of key concepts of labour statistics

    11 October 2023

    The International Conference of Labour Statisticians, the global standard-setting body for labour market statistics, is meeting at the ILO to review new trends and requirements in data gathering and usage, and methods for measuring key indicators related to advancing social justice.

  9. Media Advisory

    ILO to hold 21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    05 October 2023

    The major conference will take place at the ILO headquarters in Geneva from 11-20 October 2023. This edition will celebrate the centenary of the Conference, that was first held in October 1923.

  10. Press release

    ILO to train 100 engineers in Jordan on labour-based technology

    04 October 2023

    The ILO in Jordan signs a new implementation agreement with the Jordan Engineers Association to train 100 engineers and private contractors on a Certified Competence Programme for Engineers.