News and events

2019

  1. ILO100

    The Future of Work: Participatory democracy in the making

    A three part conference series set to take place from 1-3 October 2019, within the context of the Canton of Geneva's Democracy Week and the ILO Centenary.

  2. News

    International Day for South-South Cooperation

    12 September 2019

    The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).

  3. Our impact, their voices

    A greener life is a rosier one, thanks to mushrooms

    04 September 2019

    The UN Climate Action Summit (23 September) will consider the social and economic consequences of moving to a more sustainable economy. Without proper planning millions of livelihoods – particularly of poor and vulnerable workers – are threatened. An ILO project in Bangladesh has shown that the right policies can protect the environment, improve workers’ lives and promote a greener economy.

  4. Publication

    ILO alliance with G5 Sahel

    28 August 2019

    With a population of over 300 million and a rising trend of urbanization, the Sahel region offers huge opportunities for its populations. At the same time, however, the region is facing an increase in extremism, terrorism and criminality, fueled by endemic poverty, high income inequality, a high rate of youth unemployment and governance deficiencies.

  5. Publication

    United States - ILO Cooperation

    25 July 2019

    Overview of United States-ILO cooperation, July 2019

  6. Publication

    Overview of China-ILO cooperation, Factsheet

    17 July 2019

    The ILO and China have a long-standing partnership that has intensified in recent years on South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) and with voluntary contributions by China to the ILO’s Development Cooperation Programme.

  7. Women refugees

    Success is sweet for “Determined Women” from Jordan and Syria

    11 July 2019

    A group of Syrian and Jordanian women who received ILO support to set up a joint business venture producing and selling sweets and other foods, have found success.

  8. Publication

    Kuwait - ILO Cooperation: Factsheet, 2019

    09 July 2019

    Kuwait is an ILO member State which has ratified 19 ILO Conventions, including seven fundamental Conventions. Kuwait is committed to promoting decent work and social justice in the Arab States and in particular to support ILO programmes in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  9. Publication

    Sweden-ILO Cooperation

    21 June 2019

    Fact-sheet, October 2018

  10. © UNICEF/Santiago Arcos 2019

    Publication

    Appeal: Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean

    11 June 2019

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugees and Migrants Response Plan (RMRP), the ILO is launching an appeal to its development partners to support the response to the unprecedented refugees and migrants crisis that the Latin American region. The ILO is leading the inter-agency response on socio-economic integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, and has developed this comprehensive intervention strategy together with IOM, FAO and OAS. The estimated funding need is US$ 8.7 million.