News

February 2019

  1. International Labour Standards

    Countries urged to ratify labour conventions

    18 February 2019

    To mark its Centenary the International Labour Organization is calling on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019.

  2. Blog

    Why we need a reinvigorated social contract

    15 February 2019

    People are asking fundamental questions about the legitimacy and relevance of institutions and systems. The cause, I believe, is a lack of social justice. There is a sense that the rules of the game have become skewed against ordinary people and the formula of education and dedication no longer brings just rewards.

  3. ILO100

    Not on your own

    13 February 2019

    What happens when you are sick, disabled, young or old? Or, you may be unemployed or just not able to earn enough for you and your dependants to live on. Social protection provides workers and their families with a secure base, helping them plan for a better future. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  4. © Wayne S. Grazio 2019

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

  5. Caribbean

    ILO to host high-level conference on the future of work we want

    11 February 2019

  6. International labour standards

    2019 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    08 February 2019

    The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

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    Social protection

    Countries urged to act on universal social protection

    07 February 2019

    To end poverty, ensure social protection for all and make good on international commitments made in 2015, countries around the world have been urged at a ministerial-level conference at the International Labour Organization to take five actions towards universal social protection.

  8. ILO100

    Not just any work

    06 February 2019

    Decent work – not just any work – is fundamental for peace, social justice, social inclusion, economic development and personal fulfilment. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out about the challenges to decent work and what the ILO is doing in response.

  9. © UNICEF/UNI112437/Halle'n 2019

    Social protection

    Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

    06 February 2019

    A new report by UNICEF and the ILO highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children.

  10. New publication

    ILO to launch global report on employment and social trends

    05 February 2019