News and articles

February 2024

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    ILO marks third anniversary of Myanmar military takeover with call for the release of trade union leaders and all those unjustly detained

    01 February 2024

    Deep concern expressed at continual erosion of civic space and trade union rights in the country.

December 2023

  1. Workers’ organizations must play key role in developing effective and sustainable social contract

    15 December 2023

    The 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research aims to stimulate reflection on what a new social contract might address and more specifically the role of workers’ organizations in engaging in this debate within the multilateral system and at national level.

  2. Reinforcing Commitment and Fostering Action for Migrant Workers' Rights

    08 December 2023

    The Multi-regional Trade Union Dialogue and Cooperation meeting focused on evaluating the progress made since the signing of the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and planning for the implementation of the renewed MOU signed in June 2023.

September 2023

  1. How can Unions enhance workers' education?

    21 September 2023

    In September 2023, the ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) organized a global symposium on workers' education, uniting union leaders, academics, activists and other partners. They analysed the current state of workers' education and devised strategies to adapt to a changing work landscape. Here the key takeaways from this symposium.

  2. Trade Unions: What is the future of workers' education?

    19 September 2023

    As the largest membership based civil society organization in the world and a crucial constituent of the International Labour Organization, workers ‘organizations gain their strength and influence through effective education and support of their members. However, issues such as climate change and demographic shifts, new technologies, digitalisation, growing inequalities, and geopolitical tensions are jeopardising attempts to achieve social justice and decent work for all. Facing these challenges, what is the future of workers’ education?

July 2023

  1. Enhancing Labour Migration through Skills Partnerships

    28 July 2023

    Formulating skills partnerships for Labour migration in the East and Horn of Africa region (EHoA)

  2. Advancing digitalisation for improved Labour Migration Governance in Ethiopia

    27 July 2023

    ILO Biometric readers and IT equipment handover ceremony to the MoLS

  3. A returnee raised her income and improved her skills

    26 July 2023

    Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.

  4. Bridging Perspectives and Building Solutions: Towards Inclusive Labour Migration in East & Horn of Africa

    21 July 2023

    "Opportunities and challenges on Labour Migration: An Experience-Sharing Forum among East African Countries"

  5. Promoting Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for African Migrant Workers

    18 July 2023

    Fair recruitment, international labour standards (ILS), union-to-union agreements, and monitoring and reporting