December 2017

  1. © Peretz Partensky 2017

    Child labour and forced labour

    Uzbekistan has stopped systematic use of child labour and has taken measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  2. © Julian Buijzen 2017

    Labour migration

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

  3. Blog

    SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase productivity

    05 December 2017

    Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and participants say it is working.

  4. SCORE Programme

    ILO Programme increasing productivity in SMEs by up to 50%, enters third phase

    05 December 2017

    On 4 December 2017, the International Labour Organization (ILO), along with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), officially launched Phase III of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme.

  5. Blog

    Embracing disability as a diversity factor in the 21st century’s world of work

    03 December 2017

    Including persons with disabilities as employees, customers and business partner is clearly the smart thing to do from a business point of view. Yet, while companies increasingly recognize the benefits of building and retaining diverse workforces, they often neglect disability in their inclusion practices.

November 2017

  1. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2017

    Work in Freedom

    DFID announces £13 million for ILO Work in Freedom programme

    30 November 2017

    DFID pledges a new package of support totalling £13 million for the ILO-run Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour among women migrant workers from South Asia.

  2. © Rodrigo Soldon 2017

    Sporting Chance Forum

    ILO welcomes commitment to establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights

    30 November 2017

    UN agencies – including the ILO – human rights groups, athletes, employers’ and trade union organizations, governments and others, commit to setting up a centre tasked with helping tackle human rights risks associated with sports. The ILO welcomed the announcement, made at a November 30-December 1, 2017 meeting in Geneva.

  3. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth – Engagement Platform

    Partners of Decent Jobs for Youth launch global engagement platform for joint action

    29 November 2017

    Governments, social partners, the UN System, youth and civil society, the private sector and key youth employment stakeholders launched global engagement platform for joint action on decent jobs for youth in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  4. © Pierre Holtz / UNICEF 2017

    World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

    ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    29 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  5. Social Dialogue and the Future of Work

    ESC-SI adopts Athens Declaration to promote social dialogue as a key instrument for shaping the future of work

    27 November 2017

    Over 180 participants from 37 countries gathered in Athens on 23-24 November 2017 to adopt a landmark Declaration on Social Dialogue and the Future of Work.