October 2019

  1. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    New ILO research identifies policies to tackle poverty and inequality

    17 October 2019

    Combining active labour market policies with income support makes both measures more effective in tackling poverty and helping people find decent work, a new report finds.

  2. © ILO 2019

    ILO Open Day

    A window on the ILO’s World of Work

    17 October 2019

    From exhibitions, to films to interactive games, the ILO Open Day was a window on the wide-ranging work of the organization.

  3. © TREEAID 2019

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    A more effective labour market approach to fighting poverty

    17 October 2019

  4. © ILO 2019


    Young people are far more likely to be in working poverty

    16 October 2019

    While absolute poverty and working poverty rates have fallen, there are still major disparities across age groups, genders and countries.

  5. © C. Lepetit / Only World 2019

    Press release

    Landmark labour reforms signal end of kafala system in Qatar

    16 October 2019

    Freedom to change jobs, removal of exit permits and non-discriminatory minimum wage to enter into force by January 2020.

  6. Green jobs

    ILO-supported national initiatives win policy ‘Oscars’

    16 October 2019

    The Future Policy Awards, recognizes the world’s most impactful policies empowering youth.

  7. © ILO 2019

    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

  8. © Gianfranco Fiorini / ILO 2019


    Lima’s Gamarra market: The benefits of moving to the formal economy

    09 October 2019

    Combating informality is key to governments’ efforts to reduce inequality and social exclusion. This is particularly true in Peru where many employees work in informal conditions.

  9. Media advisory

    New ILO report reveals role of self–employment, small businesses in creating jobs

    07 October 2019

  10. Commission of Inquiry

    ILO Commission of Inquiry issues report on complaint against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

    03 October 2019

    The Commission of Inquiry set up by the ILO Governing Body to examine a complaint against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has adopted its report.