News and articles

July 2023

  1. A Visionary Path Towards Fair and Ethical Recruitment in Africa

    16 July 2023

    developing a robust Fair Recruitment Strategy designed specifically for Africa.

  2. Why Workers' Organizations remain important players to advance social justice?

    03 July 2023

    Former ILO Senior Adviser Claude Akpokavie draws from his experience as a trade unionist and explains the pivotal role played by workers' organizations in promoting social justice for all.

June 2023

  1. ILO Director-General concludes first ever Philippines visit with call for more social dialogue

    28 June 2023

    Three-day visit includes meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., social partners, migrant workers and a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Philippines joining the ILO.

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    ILO Director-General Houngbo to hold first official visit to the Philippines

    23 June 2023

    As the Philippines marks its 75th anniversary of ILO membership, ILO Director-General Houngbo will make his first official visit in the country to promote the Global Coalition for Social Justice, which aims to address growing inequalities and persistent poverty, as well as ensure decent work.

  3. New ILO Recommendation on Quality Apprenticeships: What benefits for Workers?

    16 June 2023

    The 111th session of the International Labour Conference adopted a new recommendation on quality apprenticeships. Amanda Brown, the workers’spokesperson of the Standard-Setting Committee on Apprenticeships, explains the benefits of this instrument for apprentices in particular for youth who are the most represented.

  4. How to achieve inclusive, adequate and effective labour protection for all workers ?

    16 June 2023

    The 111th session of the International Labour Conference adopted a Resolution concerning the second recurrent discussion on labour protection. A key objective of this resolution is the achievement of inclusive, adequate and effective labour protection for all workers. In this episode of Workers Voices, Magnus Norddahl, Workers’ Spokesperson of Recurrent Discussion Committee on Labour Protection, explains the main benefits of this resolution for workers.

  5. ILC 2023: What are the challenges and opportunities for Workers?

    07 June 2023

    Zahoor Awan, Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 111th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this session. Mr Awan speaks about the role of workers' organizations to promote social justice for all.

  6. How are trade unions adapting to changes in the world of work?

    02 June 2023

    The world of work is undergoing a period of transformation, and trade unions are responding to workers' needs and aspirations with innovation and foresight. The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a program with trade unions that enables them to become agents of change and support workers through this process of transformation. In this interview, Maria Helena Andre, Director of ACTRAV, takes stock of the trade union movement and outlines the challenges trade unions are facing. Ms Andre stresses in particular the importance of social dialogue in formulating responses to new challenges in the world of work.

April 2023

  1. Occupational safety and health key to achieve social justice, says ILO

    24 April 2023

    The ILO held a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, in which more than 1,130 workers lost their lives and thousands were injured when a garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 24 April 2013.

March 2023

  1. How did the ILO Support Workers’ Organizations in 2022?

    23 March 2023

    Throughout 2022, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to face the multiple and overlapping crises facing the world of work. Watch some examples of how ACTRAV has contributed to trade union revitalization over the past year and see what its priorities will be for 2023.