April 2022

  1. Rural women need gender equality, workplace safety

    06 April 2022

    A strong and positive occupational safety and health culture is vital built on inclusion. However, women especially in rural sectors are often left out. Developmental approaches to promoting occupational safety and health, enhancing access to training and other technical advisory services, and increasing women’s participation can help improve safety and health in the rural sectors and communities.

  2. Report of the Inter-agency Working Group on Cluster 2

    05 April 2022

    The Report of the Inter-agency Working Group on Cluster 2 reflects inputs received from UN system partners and is based on numerous consultations convened over the past year including with governments, NGOs and civil society organizations, youth, trade unions, and business and employer organizations.

  3. Gender equality through improved labour standards compliance in the Philippines

    04 April 2022

    A dialogue on gender equality and labour standards highlighted the need to strengthen efforts to promote rights at work and improve working conditions for women through social dialogue to ensure compliance with general labour standards, including occupational safety and health, and access to social protection and other existing programmes and services.

March 2022

  1. The right to a world of work free from violence and harassment during CSW66

    24 March 2022

    Closing CSW 66, ILO Office to the United Nations released a campaign video highlighting the UN Member States who engaged in their Convention 190 campaign during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (2021).

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    Uzbek cotton is free from systemic child labour and forced labour

    01 March 2022

    Almost two million people are recruited every year for the annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan. The country has succeeded in eradicating systemic forced labour and systemic child labour during the 2021 cotton production cycle, according to new ILO findings.

February 2022

  1. 2022 World Day of Social Justice Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment

    21 February 2022

    The commemorative event for the 2022 World Day of Social Justice was convened by the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UN, the United Nations Development Programme, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) with the theme, “Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment.”

November 2021

  1. 16 Days of Activism

    29 November 2021

    The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

  2. © Liana Lopez 2023

    Poisoned by pollution, so I fight for climate justice

    11 November 2021

    It wasn’t until he was an adult that Bryan Parras made the connection between his asthma and the polluted air in Houston Texas, where he grew up. This realization has shaped his work today as an environmental justice advocate.

October 2021

  1. © M.A. Hermann / MTA New York 2023

    ILO: Employment impact of the pandemic worse than expected

    27 October 2021

    Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, ILO warns on stalled global labour market recovery and significant disparities between advanced and developing economies.

  2. The UN’s High-Level Meeting on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication

    07 October 2021

    Secretary-General António Guterres convened a high-level meeting on jobs and social protection for poverty eradication under the aegis of the Financing for Development in the Era of COVID19 and Beyond Initiative (FfDI), supported by the ILO, during the United Nations General Assembly 76th session on September 28

September 2021

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    UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

    28 September 2021

    Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.

  2. ILO calls for action on social protection and jobs at the UN General Assembly

    21 September 2021

    A human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis on the ILO agenda at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

July 2021

  1. SDG 8 Decent Work In Focus

    12 July 2021

    High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Report

May 2021

  1. Advancing Decent Work through Digital Wage Payments

    05 May 2021

    Qatar, Philippines and ILO showcase digital wage payment solutions for decent work, at UN STI Forum

  2. International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour 2021

    03 May 2021

    SDG Target 8.7 commits member States “to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

April 2021

  1. Youth urge inclusive socio-economic recovery from pandemic

    07 April 2021

  2. ECOSOC Youth Forum Calls for Green Jobs for Youth

    06 April 2021

February 2021

  1. On the World Day of Social Justice, governments and UN leaders call for decent work on digital labour platforms

    23 February 2021

  2. Social protection floors for a just transition to the green and digital economy

    10 February 2021

    Side Event: ILO in collaboration with the Government of Switzerland

December 2020

  1. Leaving No One Behind and building back better from COVID-19: The Future of Work in LDCs

    12 December 2020

    UN leaders call for policies to support LDCs’ future of work