News items


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

    23 March 2021

  2. 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)

  3. Zimbabwe: Development of a Curriculum for Domestic Workers

    21 January 2021


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

    15 December 2020

  2. Employment Matters too much to Society to Leave to Markets Alone

    09 December 2020

  3. ILO and Government of Ethiopia to launch a new project on job creation in the agro-processing sector

    27 November 2020

  4. Investing in people through the ILO’s employment-intensive investment approach

    25 November 2020

  5. New EU-ILO Mainstreaming Employment into Trade and Investment (METI) Programme launched at UfM Trade ministerial meeting

    16 November 2020

  6. ILO and AUDA-NEPAD develop OSH and COVID19 Guidelines

    31 October 2020

    In fulfilment of the ILO/AUDA-NEPAD Memorandum of Understanding, the two agencies joined forces to enhance OSH capacity and mitigate impact of COVID19 in workplace. The Group of Experts, from all over Africa, as assembled by ILO and AUDA-NEPAD, produced Guidelines targeting the Food and Retail, Education, Health Care and Mining sectors, and providing guidance on Clinical Occupational health and Risk Assessment, for member states’ domestication.

  7. A time for collaboration and partnerships for building more inclusive, resilient and peaceful societies amid the COVID-19 crisis

    02 October 2020

  8. The ILO supports the National Planning Meeting of INAS

    01 October 2020

    Since 2013, the ILO has been providing financial and technical support the INAS to hold National Planning Meetings. The INAS is the executing arm of the Basic (non-contributory) Social Security programs in Mozambique.

  9. Targeted responses needed to combat youth employment crisis - ADB & ILO report

    10 September 2020

    The joint Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific report says COVID-19 has triggered a massive disruption of labour markets which has had a disproportionate impact on youth unemployment.

  10. ILO supports the Cook Islands to launch an online employment services platform

    18 August 2020

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries is delighted to support the Cook Islands Ministry of Internal Affairs to launch a new online Employment Services platform to connect businesses with job seekers. This initiative targets people most affected by the impacts of COVID-19

  11. The ILO participates in the IUCN launch of the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

    27 July 2020

  12. Bipartite Initiative to Support Redundant Workers in Micro Businesses

    30 June 2020

    The Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC )and the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation (FCEF) lead the implementation of a COVID19 recovery initiative called Transition to Business (T2B).

  13. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  14. © Sambrian Mbaabu / World Bank 2022

    UN Policy Brief: The World of Work and COVID-19

    18 June 2020

    COVID-19 causes unprecedented jobs crisis, almost all workers and businesses affected by lockdown measures.

  15. ILO participates in a webinar on nature-based solutions

    22 May 2020

  16. The 1st ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call draws 473 applications from nearly 100 countries

    14 May 2020

  17. ILO presents its responses to COVID-19 at Geneva Environment Dialogues

    08 May 2020

    The ILO participated in the Geneva Environment Dialogues, organized by Geneva Environment Network, to present ILO's research results on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work, as well as its guiding framework to respond to the crisis.