Ukraine resources

  1. © ILO 2023

    Retrospective on challenges and successes - Interview with Markus Pilgrim, Director of ILO Central and Eastern Europe stepping down

    29 August 2023

    Markus Pilgrim retires after long and successful service at the ILO. During his tenure as Director, the ILO Central and Eastern Europe Office managed to further raise its profile as a specialised technical agency on world of work issues and to expand its portfolio.

  2. © AFP/Yurii Rylchuk 2023

    Ukrainian companies invest in future, despite the war

    15 August 2023

    The massive destruction caused by the war in Ukraine has not prevented employers from taking part in an ILO-supported training programme on business continuity and resilience.

  3. © Atomprofspilka 2023

    Ukrainian trade unions reaffirm their commitment to actively contribute to Ukraine’s rebuilding

    28 July 2023

    During a meeting in Kyiv, trade unions and international partners discussed ways to protect workers' rights, during and after the war, and to contribute to the rebuilding of Ukraine

  4. Vacancy announcement - National Project Coordinator - NOA (DC) 1- Kyiv, Ukraine

    27 July 2023

  5. © Springer/AFP 2023

    ILO, IOM help pave road for post-war labour market in Ukraine

    20 July 2023

    On 12-13 July, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a workshop in Kyiv with key government stakeholders from Ukraine, including the Ministry of Economy to discuss current and future labour market challenges in Ukraine, and the policies and capacities required to address them. 

  6. © AFP/Hristo Vladev 2023

    Workers’ rights in Europe in decline, says ITUC Global Rights Index 2023

    10 July 2023

    In July 2023, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its 10th Global Rights Index. The report paints a grim picture of workers’ rights around the globe. According to ITUC, Europe is no longer a bastion of workers’ rights.

  7. ILO Budapest Newsletter 2023 July

    04 July 2023

    The newsletter covers the support the ILO CEE Office gave to Ukraine during the war, recent results in Albania, the Youth Guarantee in the Western Balkans, and new projects recently signed by the office. It is an important development that the Office also serves Georgia as of July 2023. In addition, we introduce fresh publications and newly joined staff.

  8. Despite the war Ukraine keeps up the reform process: addressing the gender pay gap is high on agenda

    12 June 2023

    In early May, the Government of Ukraine, with the personal support of Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine presented the National Strategy and Action Plan to reduce the gender pay gap in the country. In addition to constituting equal opportunities, pay equity is also a means to the recovery and post-war reconstruction of Ukraine as the country urgently needs to increase female participation in the labour force. The ILO provided technical assistance to the drafting of the strategy.

  9. Fundamental principles and rights at work throughout the reforms process in Ukraine

    06 June 2023

    The ILO project aims to promote fundamental labour rights as an integral part of the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine. It will contribute to creating an environment where businesses can be rebuilt and thrive, and workers find decent job opportunities with social protection and labour rights safeguarded.

  10. Enabling the participation of women in the labour market by expanding childcare services

    05 June 2023

    The ILO provides support to the development and pilot-testing of affordable childcare service models, the adoption of care legislation and policies, and the formalisation of the care sector.