All ILO Newsroom content

January 2023

  1. © Yacine Imadalou / ILO 2023

    COVID-19 and transport workers

    Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies

    25 January 2023

    A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.

  2. Official visit

    First official visit to Africa by ILO Director-General Houngbo

    25 January 2023

    The Director-General of the ILO, Gilbert F. Houngbo, the first African to hold this post, will be in Dakar, Senegal, on an official visit from 25 to 28 January 2023. During his stay, he will hold talks with Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, as well as with the Senegalese authorities in charge of labour issues.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2023

    Disability and work

    Inditex joins ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network

    25 January 2023

    The International Labour Organization’s Global Business and Disability Network aims to increase recognition by companies, such as Inditex – the world’s largest clothing retailer – of the benefits of disability inclusion.

  4. International Day of Education

    A better future starts with quality education

    24 January 2023

    Quality education and decent work for teachers are the foundation of social and economic progress. As technology transforms education worldwide, investments are needed to ensure everyone has the opportunity to access education from school age and throughout the life-cycle, to develop the skills needed today and in the future.

  5. Video

    Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq

    24 January 2023

    Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.

  6. ILO in action

    Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development

    18 January 2023

    A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.

  7. © M. Lopez/World Economic Forum 2023

    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

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    Rights of football players

    ILO welcomes discussions on decent work in the professional football sector

    16 January 2023

    The meeting follows the 2022 Global Labour Agreement (GLA) between the World Leagues Forum (WLF) and the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPRO).

  9. Article

    Brighter light and higher hopes: Solar energy systems keep technical schools running in Lebanon

    10 January 2023

    The ILO provided a number of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) schools with solar systems in Lebanon to keep their doors open and trained their students on solar panel installation and maintenance to build their skills and help them find job opportunities amid the country’s multifaceted crisis.

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    WEF meeting in Davos

    The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice. Here's why

    09 January 2023

    Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the ILO Director-General outlines why greater social justice is needed to reinvigorate social progress and respond to the impact of multiple global crises.