News and articles

July 2022

  1. Social Protection: Three questions to Ursula Kulke…

    01 July 2022

    The ILO will organize the 5th meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network on 5th July. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this meeting and the next steps towards achieving the extension of social protection for all.

June 2022

  1. ILC 2022: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    06 June 2022

    Paola del Carmen Egusquiza Granda (Peru), Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this hybrid meeting. In the context of the fragile recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Egúsquiza speaks about the role of trade unions in addressing concerns about the looming energy, funding and financial crises.

  2. World Day Against Child Labour : A pray for the children in Ukraine

    03 June 2022

    The war in Ukraine️ is having a devastating impact on the children. On the occasion of the world day against child labour, find out here a pray for the children who are living in Ukraine as well as many countries at war.

May 2022

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    Workers'organizations dealing with crisis arising from conflicts and disasters

    19 May 2022

    Trade unions have important challenges ahead of them to stay relevant in the rapidly changing world of work of today and tomorrow.

April 2022

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    Prevention through information: ILO campaign on Ukrainian railways to prevent labour exploitation among refugees

    12 April 2022

    The ILO and the State Labour Inspectorate of Ukraine came through with an information campaign on Ukrainian railways that warns people on the move about situations that may lead to labour exploitation.

March 2022

  1. How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?

    24 March 2022

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.

  2. ILO-ISSA Webinar on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers, Refugees and their Families – Guide for policymakers and practitioners

    15 March 2022

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) brought together more than 850 practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and the international community from over 130 countries to present the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families and country practices from Argentina, Morocco and Portugal.

November 2021

  1. New Online Training for Trade Unions on UN Agenda 2030 and Decent Work

    25 November 2021

    This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to raise the interest of trade unions on matters related to UN processes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) .

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    COVID-19 pandemic: What priorities for Trade Unions?

    16 November 2021

    The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…

  3. Symposium on Trade Unions in Times of COVID-19: What are the objectives and expectations?

    15 November 2021

    From 17 to 19 November 2021, trade union leaders, experts, academics and ILO officials will attend a global symposium to exchange on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains the objectives and expectations from this global event …