News

June 2016

  1. Blog

    12 things we learned at the International Labour Conference

    27 June 2016

    As part of our coverage of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, we sat down with experts on a whole range of topics to look at some of the biggest issues facing the world of work. These talks were broadcast live to an audience of thousands of people worldwide, who shared their thoughts and questions with our experts. Here’s a short list of some of the things that we learned.

  2. © Presidencia Colombia / JD Tena 2016

    News

    ILO Director-General congratulates Colombia for "historic step" towards peace

    24 June 2016

    Guy Ryder says that the Havana bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreement to end hostilities and lay down arms will bring opportunities and challenges, including employment, and that the ILO stands ready to assist.

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    The realization of decent work in Global supply chains: ILO’s role is recognized

    23 June 2016

    The President of the Workers’ Group, Luc Cortebeeck, looks back over the results of the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, and reflects in particular on ILO’s role in the realization of decent work in global supply chains. Mr Cortebeeck also sets out the position of the Workers’ Group on the cases of violations of international labour standards, the subject of decent work for peace and resilience and the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

  4. © M. Fleischmann / World Bank 2016

    Report on active labour market policies

    ILO: Labour market policies in Latin America must be reoriented to protect social achievements and address productivity gaps

    21 June 2016

    At a time when governments in the region face the dual challenges of creating quality jobs and safeguarding achievements in social inclusion and work quality, an ILO report highlights the need for a new approach based on active labour market policies to address the current economic slowdown.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO to issue new report on the impact of Active Labour Market Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

    17 June 2016

  6. Press release

    ILO formulates policy options for upward convergence in the EU

    16 June 2016

    A new ILO publication examines the differences in socio-economic performance between EU Member States and formulates policy options for upward convergence.

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    5th anniversary of ILO Convention No 189

    Who cares for the carers?

    16 June 2016

    On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.

  8. Child sexual abuse

    ‘Luxembourg Guidelines’ on terminology: A step forward in the fight against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children

    14 June 2016

  9. 327th session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body elects Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger as new chairperson

    11 June 2016

    Ambassador Seidenberger from Germany will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2016-2017.

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    ILO Director-General: “ILO sets course to promote decent work in global supply chains, in transition from conflict and crisis and in making poverty history by 2030”

    10 June 2016

    World parliament of labour sets the course for global action to shape the future of work.