March 2024

  1. Philippines joins the Global Accelerator aiming to expand jobs and social protection

    27 March 2024

    To address challenges and channel investments, the Philippines becomes a pathfinder country of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions, a joint high impact initiative of the United Nations to create decent work and extend social protection for sustainable development.

February 2024

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    1.4 billion children globally missing out on basic social protection, according to latest data

    14 February 2024

    Fewer than 1-in-10 children in low-income countries have access to child benefits, leaving them vulnerable to disease, education gaps, poor nutrition, poverty and inequality.

September 2023

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    ILO welcomes US-Brazil global initiative on decent work

    21 September 2023

    The U.S Brazil Partnership for Workers’ Rights aims to ensure safe and fair working conditions, promote a worker-centric transition to clean energy, ensure new technologies benefit workers, and eliminate workplace discrimination.

  2. 21 million euros pledged at UNGA for Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

    18 September 2023

    The International Labour Organization-coordinated initiative will play an important role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  3. Leaders at the UN General Assembly pledge to reduce the gender pay gap

    18 September 2023

    These commitments are expected to provide momentum in addressing the significant pay disparities between men and women, with initiatives ranging from funding apprenticeship programs to expanding pay transparency efforts.

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    ILO Director-General joins UN General Assembly

    15 September 2023

    The ILO Director-General will participate in a series of high-level events, highlighting the need to tackle inequalities, create decent jobs and make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be held during the UN General Assembly.

April 2023

  1. Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

    25 April 2023

    The Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions, launched in September 2021 by the UN Secretary-General, signals the UN system’s collective response for addressing the multiple challenges that threaten to erase development progress. The aim is to direct investments to help create at least 400 million decent jobs, primarily in the green, digital and care economies, and to extend social protection coverage to the over 4 billion people currently excluded.

  2. Young people demand decent jobs and support for their innovations at UN Youth Forum

    25 April 2023

    Young people call for decent employment opportunities, support for youth-led solutions, and meaningful youth engagement in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development at the UN Youth Forum.

  3. ILO to advocate for decent jobs for marginalized young people at UN Youth Forum

    21 April 2023

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    ILO welcomes new UN resolution on social and solidarity economy

    19 April 2023

    The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution on the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development.

March 2023

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    ILO welcomes renewed commitments to support recovery and sustainable development in Least Developed Countries

    03 March 2023

    Despite the challenges facing Least Developed Countries, there are reasons for optimism, an ILO report on present and future work in the LDCs finds.

November 2022

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    International labour standards as human rights

    17 November 2022

    Tim de Meyer, Senior Advisor in the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department (NORMES), explains how rights and standards in the world of work are linked to human rights and why they are essential for establishing social justice and decent work for all.

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    G20 commitment to social justice and decent work welcomed by ILO

    16 November 2022

    The G20 leaders commitment to work together to tackle the current multiple crises facing the world and to support greater social justice and decent work, has been welcomed by the ILO’s Director-General, who attended the Summit.

October 2022

  1. ILO Director-General makes first visit to UN in New York

    26 October 2022

    During his trip to the United Nations in New York, the Director-General met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and chaired a preparatory meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference.

September 2022

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    World leaders gather to address ‘interlocking’ crises

    14 September 2022

    At the UN General Assembly in New York the ILO will seek to alleviate the impact of humanitarian, economic and climate crises by rallying support for the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection.

July 2022

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    Women in the health and care sector earn 24 per cent less than men

    13 July 2022

    The most comprehensive global analysis of gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector finds that women face a larger gender pay gap than other economic sectors.

May 2022

  1. African Youth for the Future: The Importance of Just Transition and Digitalization

    25 May 2022

    ILO Office for the United Nations partnered with AMAKA Studios to discuss the importance of just transition and the need to uplift African youth within the future of work. ILO consultant Ms. Herrana Addisu sat down with Special Representative to the UN and Director of the ILO Office for the United Nations, Ms. Beate Andrees to discuss the Secretary-General’s brief on Investing in Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication and a Sustainable Recovery, the role of digitalization, skills training, and just transition as it related to the green economy for African youth.

  2. The International Migration Review Forum to take place from 17-20 May 2022

    10 May 2022

April 2022

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    Progress in Least Developed Countries stalled by multiple crises

    29 April 2022

    Structural weaknesses in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be exacerbated if they are not able to fully participate in the global recovery.

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    ILO to release new report on future of work in Least Developed Countries

    25 April 2022