News and events

2019

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Publication

    Sweden-ILO Cooperation

    21 June 2019

    Fact-sheet, October 2018

  8. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

    29 May 2019

    With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

  9. Event

    Upcoming training on Disaster Risk Reduction for South-South Practitioners

    From 10th -14th June, the ILO and ITC Turin will be hosting a training workshop on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Local Development through South-South and triangular cooperation’ in Spanish and Portuguese.

  10. Publication

    European Union- ILO Cooperation

    23 May 2019

    Factsheet, May 2019