News

August 2018

  1. Commission of Inquiry

    Commission of Inquiry for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela holds its first session

    13 August 2018

    High-level investigation will ascertain facts and make recommendations to address the problems raised in the complaint.

  2. Internships

    Paid and well-designed internships work

    10 August 2018

    Unemployment and the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training are high, and new and emerging forms of ‘non-standard’ employment such as temporary, part-time and gig work are rapidly expanding.

  3. Decent Work Country Programme

    ILO country programme to “ensure a future of social justice in the world of work for all Namibians”

    09 August 2018

    New Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) set to promote employment, improve working conditions and strengthen social dialogue in Namibia.

  4. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

  5. Our impact, Their voices

    Serving up success for disabled job seekers in Bangladesh

    01 August 2018

    For people with disabilities in Bangladesh, finding a job can be a huge challenge. Yet attitudes are changing, as the private sector increasingly sees the benefits of hiring disabled workers.

July 2018

  1. © Timothy Neesam 2018

    Social protection

    More than half of Latin American workers are not covered by contributory social security: ILO

    27 July 2018

    New report highlights risks for the future of work and social protection in the region.

  2. © Int'al Federation of Red Cross 2018

    International AIDS Conference 2018

    Survey highlights persistent discrimination against people living with HIV

    26 July 2018

    Many people living with HIV lose their jobs or cannot find one because of their HIV status, says study.

  3. © John MacDougall / AFP 2018

    Local employment partnerships

    ILO launches single biggest project in South-Eastern Europe to promote jobs in Ukraine

    18 July 2018

    New ILO programme brings together businesses, schools, employment services, the social partners and other civil society organizations to create jobs for youth, women and people in rural areas.

  4. Public emergency services

    Emergencies should be no barrier to decent work

    18 July 2018

    Climate change – which will increase the likelihood of natural disasters – is one of the main drivers for the future of work. It’s essential for public service workers called on to deal with the aftermath of these disasters to have decent work, says ILO Public service sector specialist, Carlos Carrion Crespo.

  5. © ILO/ Ala’a al-Sukhni 2018

    Response to the Syria Refugee Crisis

    ILO, UNHCR strengthen partnership to promote employment for refugees and Jordanian host communities in Jordan

    17 July 2018

    A Letter of Understanding, signed by the two agencies, outlines ways to increase collaboration of joint activities aimed at helping Refugees and Host Communities access decent work.