News items


  1. ILO panel discussion explores gender equality and women’s empowerment in crisis settings

    22 March 2022

    Side event during the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  2. The ILO releases new guide to promote gender equality and empower women in the world of work in conflict, disaster and other fragile settings

    22 March 2022

  3. A road to building the capacity of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Ethiopia

    21 March 2022

  4. The ILO ProAgro Ethiopia Project organized the first regional Technical Working Group meeting in Sidama Regional State, Ethiopia

    03 March 2022

  5. Mozambique's National Institute of Social Security convenes award ceremony of journalism prize on contributory social protection

    03 March 2022

    24 February 2022 - With the support of the ILO through the ACTION/Portugal project, the National Institute of Social Security of Mozambique organized an award ceremony to recognize the work done by journalists in supporting the dissemination of high-quality information on social insurance to the public

  6. Qatar rolls out virtual reality training for labour inspectors

    01 March 2022

    In an effort to improve safety and health at work and enhance the capacity of labour inspectors, Qatar’s Ministry of Labour and the ILO designed a virtual reality training which recreates a construction site and common safety and health issues.

  7. Training of Trainers and handbook validation on Core Skills in Agro-processing in Ethiopia

    21 February 2022

  8. 2nd Dialogue between MSMEs and Government contributes to a major breakthrough

    07 February 2022

    The ILO continues to promote social dialogue between MSME’s and the Fijian Government, to collectively discuss challenges and develop solutions through policies that will enhance COVID-19 recovery, decent jobs and economic growth.

  9. ILO and development banks launch discussions on measuring the impact of investment projects on employment

    02 February 2022


  1. Creative-prenures benefit from Palau market

    20 December 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project with the support of the Palau Chamber of Commerce.

  2. Fijian informal sector business owners and workers access social security

    16 December 2021

    The Informal Economies Recovery Project partnered with fellow UN projects - Markets for Change and REACH, to coordinate an outreach to the Rakiraki municipal market and Conua in the province of Nadroga in Fiji.

  3. Take the ILO Rapid Survey on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Work and Aspirations

    10 December 2021

    The International Labour Organization has launched a rapid survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on work and aspirations. We want to hear from you!

  4. Fiji’s western artists prepare for potential disruptions from cyclones

    10 December 2021

    ILO and UNDP are currently working with business development providers such as MSME Fiji, the Itaukei Affairs Trust Board, Green House Co-Working, Vou Fiji and the Fiji Enterprise Engine to roll out BCP training to a large cohort of MSME’s. Through the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project, similar initiatives are being implemented in Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu.

  5. Q&A on the ProAgro Ethiopia project

    06 December 2021

    In this Questions and Answers section, Ruchika Bahl, Chief Technical Adviser of the project, gives a brief overview of the initiative, the approach adopted and expected results.

  6. Digital employment marketplace a game changer for Vanuatu

    20 November 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project, based on a proposal received from the Vanuatu Tripartite Labour Advisory Council.

  7. ILO announces the winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa

    15 November 2021

    The winner of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call has been announced, and the USD 30,000 prize has gone to a youth entrepreneurship network in Comoros.

  8. ILO announces winners of the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on e-formality and skills development

    10 November 2021

    Winning proposals offer innovative solutions for labour formalization in Latin America and the Caribbean through new technologies and skills development.

  9. Creative associations in Fiji establish formal partnership with National Private Sector Organization and starts mentoring programme

    09 November 2021

    The initiative was technically supported and funded by the United Nations joint Informal Economies Recovery Project.

  10. Survey shows SMEs still struggling 18 months into the pandemic

    09 November 2021

    ILO SCORE programme conducted a survey that gathered inputs from over 800 enterprises in 8 countries to help identify the key challenges and needs for enterprises 18 months into the pandemic. Results paint a grim picture.

  11. Announcing the finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing forced labour in Africa

    27 October 2021

    The finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of experts during a virtual pitch event.