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August 2015

  1. © Giovanni Isolino / AFP 2015

    Migration crisis

    ILO Director-General calls for durable solution to migrant and refugee crisis

    07 August 2015

    “Stopgap measures to halt the flows of migrants only scratch the surface of the problem. We need to go deeper into the root causes that force people to put their lives in danger in order to find work and security in foreign lands," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. © Danilo Pinzon / World Bank 2015

    Sustainable Development Goals

    2030 development agenda: Major breakthrough for world of work

    04 August 2015

    "The unanimous endorsement from UN member States gives the international community the impetus we need to work together to tackle the formidable challenges confronting humanity and our planet, particularly those we face in the world of work,” says ILO Director-General following the agreement of a new development agenda.

June 2015

  1. 104th International Labour Conference

    Guy Ryder: Anticipating the Future of Work essential for advancing social justice

    13 June 2015

    The 104th International Labour Conference closes with a consensus to move ahead with a major Initiative on the future of the world of work.

  2. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    104th International Labour Conference

    ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

    12 June 2015

    “It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. World of Work Summit

    President of Panama: Growth and welfare should go hand in hand

    11 June 2015

    In his address to the ILO Conference, President Juan Carlos Varela said that Panama wanted to be a protagonist in shaping a green economy of the future which should also be an inclusive economy.

  4. World of Work Summit

    President Hollande calls for tripartite mobilization on climate change

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honor of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande advocated for universal mobilization to fight climate change and better ensure application of international labour law.

  5. World of Work Summit

    Nobel Peace Laureate warns climate change is fueling child trafficking

    11 June 2015

    Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference.

  6. World of Work Summit

    Decent work crucial to tackling climate change

    11 June 2015

    Tweets from a high-level discussion on climate change and the world of work, which opened the 2015 World of Work Summit on 11 June 2015.

  7. © Nguyen Xuan Chinh / ILO 2015

    World Day Against Child Labour 2015

    New ILO study points to the long-term impact of child labour

    11 June 2015

    New ILO report shows the need for coherent policies tackling child labour and the lack of decent jobs for youth together.

  8. © Z.H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2015

    Bangladesh

    Rana Plaza victims’ compensation scheme secures funds needed to make final payments

    08 June 2015

    ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.