Occupational safety and health
23 April 2019
Speaking in Russia ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, said the well-being of workers continues to be a priority for the ILO as the world of work undergoes rapid change.
08 April 2019
A special session marks the ILO’s 100 years, followed by a series of high-level discussions on the future of work.
335th Session of the ILO Governing Body
19 March 2019
Silvia Elena Alfaro Espinosa, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations Office at Geneva, will head the International Labour Organization’s Executive Body until June 2019.
14 March 2019
Guy Ryder observed that people in Russia attach great importance to work
14 March 2019
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, observed that today’s graduates do not possess skills to last during their whole working life.
ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis
13 March 2019
The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
16 February 2019
People are asking fundamental questions about the legitimacy and relevance of institutions and systems. The cause, I believe, is a lack of social justice. There is a sense that the rules of the game have become skewed against ordinary people and the formula of education and dedication no longer brings just rewards.
Tripartite consultation and forced labour
14 February 2019
Malta ratifies the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), as well as of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930
04 February 2019
Ireland has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 29th ILO Member State to do so.
Fishing Convention - C188
30 January 2019
Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.
25 January 2019
Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.
24 January 2019
We need to tackle the tsunami of e-waste head on, say ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao in a joint blog.
Global Commission on the Future of Work
22 January 2019
A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.
17 January 2019
The Russian Federation has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, becoming the 28th ILO Member State to do so.
Work in Fishing Convention
16 January 2019
The United Kingdom has ratified the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), becoming the 13th ILO Member State to do so.
14 December 2018
Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is on his first ever visit to Uzbekistan.
G20 Leaders' Summit
01 December 2018
G20 Communiqué covers key issues, including the future of work, infrastructure for development, sustainable food supply and gender equality.
26 November 2018
09 November 2018
The commemoration of the end of the First World War in Paris has a symbolic dimension for the ILO.
23 October 2018
Institutions to step up collaboration on areas of mutual interest such as social dialogue and decent work.