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December 2019

  1. © Decent Jobs for Youth 2019

    Blog

    What happened when I left university with the wrong skills

    11 December 2019

    A social science graduates discovers why studying STEM subjects is important for young people, business and the economy.

  2. UN Climate Change Conference - COP25

    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative launched by UN Secretary-General and ILO Director-General

    10 December 2019

    Launched at the COP25 in Madrid, the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative is designed to support countries in implementing their national climate action commitments, while ensuring that jobs, well-being and a just transition remain at the heart of climate responses.

  3. 50th anniversary of the ILO office in Argentina

    "Argentina and the ILO can build a future with social justice"

    10 December 2019

    Director-General Guy Ryder has made a two-day visit to the Argentine capital during which he led the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the ILO office in the country.

  4. Blog

    Inclusion and diversity in the labour market: A call for LGBT labour statistics

    09 December 2019

    Equal opportunities for employment and equal treatment in employment are a key part of decent work. For LGBT+ workers facing labour market discrimination around the world, this is far from a reality. But in order to know the extent and forms of this discrimination, we need labour statistics on LGBT+ people.

  5. Article

    Highlights of the 14th African Regional Meeting on Twitter

    05 December 2019

    Find out what you missed at the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting with a selection of the top tweets from the event.

  6. Decent Work Country Programme

    Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.

  7. 14th African Regional Meeting

    Guy Ryder calls on Africa to work towards a human-centred future of work

    03 December 2019

    In a speech at the opening of the 14th ILO African Regional Meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the ILO Director-General spoke of Africa’s world of work challenges and opportunities.

  8. © ILO 2019

    International Day of Disabled People

    Displacement and disability no barrier to work for Syrian refugee

    03 December 2019

    Shaikha, a Syrian refugee who is hearing impaired, has overcome obstacles to find decent employment in a Jordan factory, with ILO support.

November 2019

  1. Blog

    Africa’s employment landscape

    28 November 2019

    Following Africa Industrialization Day earlier this month, which focused on the expansion of the region’s manufacturing sector.

  2. Blog

    The positive impact of labour standards on peoples’ lives

    27 November 2019

    The ILO’s supervisory bodies are not only at the heart of the ILO’s work on labour standards, they have a positive and practical impact on peoples’ lives.