News and articles

September 2022

  1. Unions must work together and find ways to organize new forms of work

    26 September 2022

    Trade unions need to strengthen their unity, attract more young people and organize workers in the digital economy, according to a new report.

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    How can Unions contribute to the achievement of universal social protection?

    14 September 2022

    The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) launched a new resource package on social protection to assist workers and their organizations. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this resource package and the role of Unions to achieve universal social protection.

July 2022

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    Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits

    07 July 2022

    About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.

  2. Expand social protection coverage to limit the effects of the pandemic, say trade unions

    05 July 2022

    Trade union leaders and representatives from around the world agreed that extending social protection coverage and strengthening social protection systems is of highest priority. The fallout from the pandemic has underlined the need for governments to make social protection a reality for all.

  3. Social Protection: Three questions to Ursula Kulke…

    01 July 2022

    The ILO organized the 5th meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network on 5th July. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this meeting and the next steps towards achieving the extension of social protection for all.

June 2022

  1. ILC 2022: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    06 June 2022

    Paola del Carmen Egusquiza Granda (Peru), Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this hybrid meeting. In the context of the fragile recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Egúsquiza speaks about the role of trade unions in addressing concerns about the looming energy, funding and financial crises.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour : A pray for the children in Ukraine

    03 June 2022

    The war in Ukraine️ is having a devastating impact on the children. On the occasion of the world day against child labour, find out here a pray for the children who are living in Ukraine as well as many countries at war.

April 2022

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    Prevention through information: ILO campaign on Ukrainian railways to prevent labour exploitation among refugees

    12 April 2022

    The ILO and the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine came through with an information campaign on Ukrainian railways that warns people on the move about situations that may lead to labour exploitation.

March 2022

  1. How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?

    24 March 2022

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.

  2. ILO-ISSA Webinar on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers, Refugees and their Families – Guide for policymakers and practitioners

    15 March 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) brought together more than 850 practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and the international community from over 130 countries to present the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families and country practices from Argentina, Morocco and Portugal.