1. Special 2016 issue

    World of Work magazine: Working out of poverty

    26 May 2016

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 105th International Labour Conference (ILC), including poverty.


  1. PARDEV Newsletter No. 46

    International Labour Conference, June 2015

    28 May 2015

    Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 185 Member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including the transition from the informal to the formal economy, small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, social protection (labour protection), the application of international labour standards, and programme and budget proposals for 2016-17.

  2. PARDEV Newsletter No. 45

    2014 - The year in review

    18 February 2015

    “The Conference session will be remembered, above all, for the overwhelming adoption of the Protocol to Convention No. 29 on Forced Labour. It is the fruit of our collective determination to put an end to an abomination which still afflicts our world of work, and to free its 21 million victims.” - ILO Director General Guy Ryder


  1. PARDEV Newsletter No. 44

    Decent work at the heart of UN development goals

    01 October 2014

    At the UN General Assembly Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon will present his report on the current MDGs and look ahead to post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the 17 proposed new goals includes full and productive employment and decent work for all, which is at the heart of the ILO’s mandate and is critical to ending poverty. However, ILO priorities are reflected in many of the other 17 proposed new SDGs.

  2. PARDEV Newsletter No. 43

    International Labour Conference, May-June 2014

    28 May 2014

    Describes each agenda item and gives an overview of the main side events, as well as practical information on registration, etc.

  3. PARDEV Newsletter No. 42

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation; IX Global Labour University Conference (GLU), May 2014; Launch of Good Practices in CPLP countries

    20 May 2014

    Covers the Global South-South Development Expo 2013 (Nairobi, October 2013); Arab States South-South Development Expo, Doha, February 2014: ILO Solution Forum on Youth Employment and SSTC; World Urban Forum 2014; First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation; International Medinas Forum – “Heritage: challenges and opportunities for sustainable development”

  4. PARDEV Newsletter No. 41

    2013 in review

    04 April 2014

    Covers the International Labour Conference, trends in funding, South-South and triangular cooperation, key publications,new information systems, Public-Private partnerships and more.


  1. PARDEV Newsletter No. 39

    Jobs and livelihoods in the post-2015 development agenda: focusing on targets and indicators

    12 July 2013

    The post-2015 development agenda was integrated in the work of the June 2013 International Labour Conference as part of the discussion on sustainable development, decent work and green jobs. In its Conclusions on Achieving Decent Work, Green Jobs and Sustainable Development, special emphasis is placed on including social justice and the greening of all enterprises and jobs as a major step towards achieving sustainable development and the eradication of extreme poverty.

  2. PARDEV Newsletter No. 38

    102nd Session of the International Labour Conference: Building a future with decent work.

    30 May 2013

    The agenda comprises the standing item on the application of Conventions and Recommendations, and thematic items on employment and social protection in the new demographic context; sustainable development, decent work and green jobs; and social dialogue (recurrent discussion under the follow-up to the 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for Fair Globalization).

  3. PARDEV Newsletter No. 37

    South-South Exchanges on Social and Solidarity Economy

    07 May 2013

    2013 Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: An opportunity to enhance youth employment (Agadir, Morocco, April 2013); UN Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD) – ILO Conference on Social and Solidarity Economy promotes participation by researchers from the Global SouthGeneva, 6-8 May 2013)