Campaigns

2014

  1. Launch of a Campaign for Ratification of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work in Ukraine

    Three main Trade Union Confederations of Ukraine reached an agreement to promote the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work. A strong political commitment to promote decent work for domestic and migrant domestic workers was a consequence of trade unions’ mobilization in a framework of the activities conducted by the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW).

  2. Breaking the vicious circle of disability and extreme poverty

    Observed on 17 October each year, the day aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide. People with disabilities who make up some 1 billion of the world’s population are at greater risk of poverty due to discrimination and barriers to participation in all spheres of society that can help them escape poverty and break down prejudices. Inclusion in all development activities is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and disability.

  3. International Day of the World's Indigenous People

  4. Red Card to Child Labour!

    There are over 168 million children in child labour worldwide. More than half of them are doing work that puts their health and safety at risk. This is unacceptable. Be part of the global movement, hold up a Red Card to Child Labour and help give children around the world a brand new start.

  5. Global 12+12 Campaign on Ratification of the ILO Convention 189 and the Recommendation 201 on Domestic Work

    International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) launched the global 12 by 12 campaign: decent work for domestic workers in 2011 aiming at 12 ratifications of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work over the course of 12 months. The second phase of the campaign was launched at the 3rd World Congress of the ITUC in 2014. As of June 2015, 20 countries ratified the ILO Convention 189 and dozens of countries adopted labour reforms and concluded new collective bargaining agreements.

  6. Launch of Project Promoting Social Protection and Employment Services for Vulnerable Groups in Mongolia

    A project to promote and improve social protection and employment services for vulnerable people in Mongolia has been unveiled at a workshop in Ulaanbaatar

  7. 28 April - World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    “Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work“ is the theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Marking the day, an ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.

  8. Lebanon’s Domestic Workers’ Committee advocates for decent work by celebrating Women’s Day and Mother’s Day

    The ILO and the first workers’ organisation for migrant domestic workers in the Arab region will celebrate Mother’s Day and Women’s Day to promote better conditions for domestic workers in Lebanon.

  9. ILO 2014 International Women's Day celebrations

    The ILO Women at Work Centenary Initiative: Where we are, and where we want to be.

2013

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2013

    The Day is observed each year on 3 December to encourage better understanding of issues facing people with disabilities, and mobilize support for their quest for dignity, rights and full inclusion in society. This year's theme - Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all - provides an opportunity to further awareness of disability and the removal of all types of barriers - attitudinal, physical, social, economic and cultural - to realizing the full and equal participation of disabled persons in all spheres of society - education and training at the workplace and in politics, the arts and social activities in general.