News items

2021

  1. Act now: End child labour!

    12 June 2021

    The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Matin Karimli, ILO's Director for the Pacific, and Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative for the Pacific, explain why the time for change is now.

  2. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Entrepreneurs Jouney

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Irami Buli – An ‘Artrepreneur’ On a Mission

  3. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Partner Spotlight

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Olympia E. Morei-Remengesau – Director/Curator of the Belau National Museum

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    Combatting informal employment goes digital: What can we learn from the Estonian experience?

    03 June 2021

    High rates of informal employment remain a challenge in most of Eastern Europe and range between 20% for Ukraine and 56% for Albania. The large informal economy reduces tax revenues, leads to unfair competition and negatively affects the quality of jobs. A considerable share of the workforce has no access to labour rights and social security. A new ILO publication analyses how Estonia used modern information technology to promote the transition to formality.

  5. High Level Meeting on Employment in Mozambique

    28 May 2021

    With the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Swedish funded project "MozTrabalha, the Secretariat for Youth and Employment (SEJE) held a High Level Meeting on Employment in Mozambique at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in the city of Maputo, where the Promotion of Economic Growth, Productivity and Employment Generation was the topic under discussion.

  6. The effects of automation in the apparel and automotive sectors and their gender dimensions

    13 May 2021

  7. STRENGTHEN 2: Employment impact assessment to maximize job creation in Africa

    10 May 2021

    The STRENGTHEN 2 project is a joint initiative of the European Union and the ILO that focuses on job creation through investments.

  8. Decent Jobs for Youth & Generation Unlimited Launch New Knowledge Facility, YouthForesight

    04 May 2021

    YouthForesight will serve as a one-stop shop providing curated publications, databases, tools and multimedia resources to support evidence-based action on young people’s education and skilling, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement.

  9. The ILO launches its compendium on “Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts”

    04 May 2021

  10. Enough is enough: Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    23 April 2021

    An opinion piece by: Matin Karimli, Director of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and Sandra Bernklau, Representative of UN Women, Pacific ahead of the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women

  11. The ILO, JRC and external experts discuss next steps in the research of automation in the apparel and automotive sectors and their gender dimensions

    22 April 2021

    The first technical meeting under the EU-ILO project “Building Partnerships on the Future of Work” took place on 15 April.

  12. Q&A on the STRENGTHEN 2 Project

    20 April 2021

    STRENGTHEN 2 is a joint initiative of the European Union and the ILO that focuses on assessing the employment effects of supported investments and development programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. The strategic partnership aims to promote the creation of more and better jobs, boost economies and set the stage for a better future of work. In this Question and Answer, Ralf Krueger, Chief Technical Adviser of the project, gives a brief overview of the initiative, the approach adopted and expected results.

  13. One voice: Supporting Fijian performing artists influence national COVID-19 recovery

    15 April 2021

    On April 15th, the UN in the Pacific marked World Art Day by convening, for the first time, an interactive gathering with representatives from twenty-two Fijian Dance Companies and Groups.

  14. Peace is everyone’s business

    14 April 2021

    Summary of ILO, WHO, the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO/DPPA) and Interpeace panel discussion

  15. New ILO report on global employment policy tackles crisis challenges, charts path to hope and relief for millions of people

    31 March 2021

    A new ILO report, the “Global Employment Policy Review: Employment Policies for Inclusive Structural Transformation” examines current and persistent challenges in the labour market and provides a blueprint for forging new and innovative solutions to policy design and implementation, both during the current crisis and beyond.

  16. ILO addresses the Geneva Science-Policy Interface at the event on “Governing in the Age of Complexity: Building Resilience to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics”

    29 March 2021

  17. ILO highlights the role of employment in infrastructure development at the UN Environment Management Group meeting

    23 March 2021

  18. ILO’s ACTION/Portugal Project Holds Technical Training Course

    22 January 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) organized through the ACTION/Portugal project, during the first week of December 2020, the third consecutive annual edition of the technical training course on “Social Protection and Statistics” for African Portuguese-speaking countries (PALOP)

  19. Zimbabwe: Development of a Curriculum for Domestic Workers

    21 January 2021

2020

  1. Increased trade opportunities to promote decent jobs for peace in fragile and conflict-affected countries

    15 December 2020