News

February 2020

  1. Blog

    Can we achieve decent work for all by 2030?

    21 February 2020

    The ILO Department of Statistics has just fulfilled its SDG reporting duties for 2020. What the data show is not encouraging: at this pace, we won’t achieve decent work for all by 2030​.

  2. © Ronn aka "Blue" Aldaman 2020

    Social Justice

    World Day of Social Justice 2020

    20 February 2020

    If the future is going to work for everyone, it will mean putting people and planet first. But how? Tell policymakers what you think!

  3. © Mohamed Abd El Ghany / REUTERS 2020

    Blog

    Hard data needed on disability and work

    19 February 2020

    "The ILO is committed to drive the discussion on disability inclusion. Measuring and monitoring progress will be vital if we are to go beyond words," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  4. Forced labour

    Justices of the Peace, allies in the fight against forced labour in Peru

    17 February 2020

    As part of its efforts to eliminate forced labour in Peru’s Amazon region, the ILO is working in collaboration with the most affected communities.

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    Blog

    How many women work in STEM?

    11 February 2020

    New data on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) occupations reveal the extent to which women are employed in this field across countries.

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    Forced and child labour

    Forced and child labour in Uzbek cotton fields continues to fall

    05 February 2020

    Systematic and systemic child and forced labour were not used by the Uzbekistan government during the 2019 cotton production cycle, according to a new ILO report.

  7. © John Isaac / UN Photo 2020

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples

    03 February 2020

    Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.

January 2020

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    Blog

    New lives, new freedoms – How labour migration empowers Nepali women

    31 January 2020

    The importance of migration and remittances will continue to grow in Nepal, because approximately 500,000 individuals are entering the labour market annually but only one in 10 are finding jobs.

  2. Media advisory

    New report assesses situation of world’s indigenous and tribal peoples

    29 January 2020

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    Labour Overview

    ILO: Latin America and the Caribbean experience slight increase in unemployment, which could get worse in 2020

    28 January 2020

    A modest rise in unemployment at 8.1 per cent marks a labour outlook that is not positive, and could deteriorate this year if economic growth remains weak, says a new report from the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 25 million seek employment and do not find work in a region that faces growing demands for greater opportunities and equality.