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September 2023

  1. BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment meeting

    ILO Director-General welcomes BRICS commitment to ensuring decent work, dignity and respect for all

    29 September 2023

    Speaking at the meeting of BRICS nations*, Gilbert F. Houngbo emphasized the importance of inclusive and sustainable development, promoting labour rights for all, ensuring universal access to social protection systems, closing the skills gap in the informal economy and promoting sustainable enterprises. (*Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

  2. © BLM Nevada 2023


    Renewables jobs nearly doubled in past decade, soared to 13.7 million in 2022

    29 September 2023

    Employment expands despite crises and challenges and growing use of industrial policies can create more localized supply chains, a new joint ILO-IRENA report finds.

  3. 9th BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    ILO Director-General speech on “ Labour rights - Ensuring rights at work”

    28 September 2023

    Statement delivered at the meeting of BRICS nations* in Durban, South Africa. (*Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

  4. 9th BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    ILO Director-General spotlights inequalities and labour market insecurities in speech to BRICS

    28 September 2023

    In his statement delivered at the opening session of the meeting of BRICS nations* in Durban, South Africa, Gilbert F. Houngbo, outlined the economic challenges facing countries worldwide. (*Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa)

  5. International Labour Standards

    Papua New Guinea ratifies ILO Conventions on labour inspection, tripartite consultation and violence and harassment in the workplace

    27 September 2023

    Papua New Guinea has now ratified 26 Conventions including eight fundamental conventions.

  6. Vision Zero Fund (VZF)

    International Labour Organization promotes safety and health in coffee supply chain

    27 September 2023

    The #CoffeePeople campaign, launched on International Coffee Day, urges collaboration between governments, employers, workers' organizations, and the private sector to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the millions of coffee workers worldwide.

  7. Sustainable supply chains

    EU and UN agencies join forces to address root causes of child labour

    27 September 2023

    A new EU-funded action will tackle the root causes of child labour in supply chains, focusing primarily on coffee and leveraging existing efforts on cobalt. Under the leadership of the ILO, the project will be jointly implemented with FAO and UNICEF, in collaboration with International Training Center.

  8. News

    Indigenous children at high risk of being in child labour

    27 September 2023

    Child labour and education exclusion among indigenous children is a direct result of the marginalization of indigenous communities says a new analysis.

  9. World Tourism Day

    "We need to rethink tourism so the earth can heal"

    26 September 2023

    Hear Chalana Perera, who advises clients on ‘regenerative tourism’ – which moves away from exploitative tourism practices, while improving the environment and communities.

  10. © Adri Berger / ILO 2023

    ILOSTAT Blog

    How data can bolster decent work in the tourism sector

    26 September 2023

    In-depth tourism employment data can provide valuable insights for shaping policies that benefit enterprises and improve the welfare of workers in the industry.