Press releases

September 2023

  1. Press release

    The first female Palestinian aluminium technicians break barriers with ILO support

    21 September 2023

    The ILO has supported the successful completion of an aluminium sector work-based apprenticeship programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, culminating in the employment of the first Palestinian women as aluminium technicians. This marks a significant milestone in the quest for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the region.

  2. Press release

    Jordan Launches Second Phase of 'WAEI' Campaign Promoting Labour Rights and Inclusivity in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The new phase emphasizes the labour rights of workers with disabilities, their employment conditions, child labour, and workers’ rights during probation periods.

  3. Press release

    ILO launches campaign to mark Pay Equity Day in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The social media campaign serves as an extension of the national effort carried out by the Decent Work for Women Programme in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Jordanian Committee for Pay Equity.

  4. © Ricardo Stuckert / PR 2024

    Global initiative on decent work

    ILO welcomes US-Brazil global initiative on decent work

    21 September 2023

    The U.S Brazil Partnership for Workers’ Rights aims to ensure safe and fair working conditions, promote a worker-centric transition to clean energy, ensure new technologies benefit workers, and eliminate workplace discrimination.

  5. Press release

    ILO and UNDP join forces to promote Responsible Business and Decent Work for Indonesian companies

    20 September 2023

    The joint training programme of the ILO and the UNDP, with support from the Government of Japan, focuses on strengthening the implementation of responsible business practices of Indonesian and Japanese companies operating in Indonesia.

  6. Press release

    Minister of Social Affairs, the European Union, UNICEF and ILO visited on of the Rights and Access Centres part of the National Disability Allowance programme

    19 September 2023

  7. Press release

    New study advances the transition of Palestinian informal industry workers through social dialogue

    18 September 2023

    An ILO study has equipped stakeholders and the tripartite partners with evidence-based data and tools to safeguard society, workers, and employers alike in informal economies through collaborative effort in labour market governance and social dialogue. The validation workshop serves as a milestone in the Social Dialogue for Formalization and Employability in the Southern Neighbourhood Region (SOLIFEM) project, co-funded by the European Union and the ILO.

  8. © UN Photo/Manuel Elias 2024

    UN General Assembly

    ILO Director-General joins UN General Assembly

    15 September 2023

    The ILO Director-General will participate in a series of high-level events, highlighting the need to tackle inequalities, create decent jobs and make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be held during the UN General Assembly.

  9. © M. Crozet / ILO 2024

    Sustainable Development Goals

    World is “well off track” to achieve SDG 8, new ILO research finds

    15 September 2023

    ILO analysis of progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) on Decent Work for All, finds much still needs to be done, particularly on social and environmental issues, and offers policy recommendations to speed up progress.

  10. © Harry Quan 2024

    Occupational safety and health

    Keep an eye on your eye health at work

    05 September 2023

    An estimated 13 million people live with vision impairment linked to their occupations, say the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).