News

March 2024

  1. ILO to support constituents and implementing partners in Türkiye on improving communication and advocacy skills for decent work and social protection

    01 March 2024

    The ILO Office for Türkiye and ITCILO convened in a two-day workshop training on 27-28 February 2024 dedicated officers from tripartite constituents and implementing partners to strengthen and consolidate a shared understanding and knowledge of fundamental decent work and social protection principles and building competencies in communication and advocacy.

February 2024

  1. © Victor Libuku / ILO 2024

    New guidelines on medical examination of fishers adopted by the International Labour Organization and International Maritime Organization

    22 February 2024

    The crew of fishing vessels need to be medically fit for their physically demanding work. New medical examination guidelines will improve and standardize these examinations, leading to improved health and safety in the fishing sector.

  2. Change must start with a focus on social justice

    20 February 2024

    On World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, said there is a unique opportunity to bend the arc of history in favour of social justice and to put social needs at the same level as economic and environmental concerns.

  3. © Ramasomanana / UNICEF 2024

    1.4 billion children globally missing out on basic social protection, according to latest data

    14 February 2024

    Fewer than 1-in-10 children in low-income countries have access to child benefits, leaving them vulnerable to disease, education gaps, poor nutrition, poverty and inequality.

  4. YASSER HASSAN, ILO Director for Türkiye

    06 February 2024

    Commemorating the lost lives with sorrow, ILO works for the recovery from the devastating earthquakes.

  5. © ILO 2024

    My work with earthquake survivors in Türkiye gives me purpose

    06 February 2024

    When multiple earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, Jin Dawod set to work matching survivors with therapists through her platform Peace Therapist. A Syrian refugee living in Türkiye, she knows first-hand how critical psycho-social support is to help people recover from trauma.

  6. Constituents from Türkiye formulate a way forward on advancing decent work through responsible business and investment

    05 February 2024

    As one of the fastest growing economies in the OECD, Türkiye plays an important role in the area of trade and investment, both regionally and globally. In this regard, the government has placed responsible business conduct and human rights due diligence high on the political agenda. To address these priorities, a delegation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security as well as representatives from employers’ and workers’ organizations from Türkiye participated in a four-day workshop at the ITC-ILO, (16 -19 January, 2024). The workshop aimed at unpacking the concepts of trade and investment for sustainable development, responsible business conduct, human rights due diligence using the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social policy (MNE Declaration) as the overall framework. The workshop concluded with a strong agreement and firm commitment of the tripartite constituents on the development of a way forward for Türkiye on how to further strengthen an enabling environment for the promotion of sustainable trade, investment and business practices for the realization of decent work in Türkiye.

January 2024

  1. © ILO 2024

    Global Coalition for Social Justice attracts first 100 partners

    23 January 2024

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academic institutions and INGOs join Coalition to grow multilateral cooperation, and accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Agenda.

  2. One more child smiles…

    22 January 2024

  3. © Anne-Gaëlle Rico 2024

    Global unemployment rate set to increase in 2024 while growing social inequalities raise concerns, says ILO report

    10 January 2024

    Joblessness and the jobs gap have both fallen below pre-pandemic levels but global unemployment will rise in 2024, and growing inequalities and stagnant productivity are causes for concern, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024 report.