18 January 2022
Public dialogues with the five nominated candidates for the post of ILO Director-General are being held on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January 2022. The live-streamed dialogues include a brief presentation by each of the candidates, followed by questions and answers with the ILO tripartite constituents.
20 December 2021
As part of a four-day official trip to Lebanon, UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited a joint ILO-UNDP project that is creating jobs and rehabilitating the Tripoli waterfront.
International Labour Conference
Calls for increased action on inequalities and skills end second session of 109th International Labour Conference
13 December 2021
The second and final session of the 109th International Labour Conference has concluded with a call from Member States for the ILO to develop new strategies to tackle inequalities and boost skills and life-long learning.
Annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group
14 October 2021
In a statement to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of a two-track recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and emphasized the need to increase investments in universal social protection, decent work and a just green transition.
06 October 2021
What measures are needed to achieve a recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient? Find out more about the ILO roadmap to convert the moral and political aspiration of leaving no one behind into concrete action, in this new InfoStory.
21st Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour
ILO warns of a recovery with high unemployment and worrying informality in Latin America and the Caribbean
24 September 2021
At the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour, the Director-General of the ILO said that it is necessary to move towards a sustainable and resilient inclusive recovery in the face of a pandemic that “has brought the world of work to its knees”.
BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment Endorsement
15 July 2021
The ILO’s Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, adopted by the membership at the International Labour Conference in June, has been endorsed by the Labour and Employment Ministers of the five BRICS economies.
G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting
23 June 2021
The Declaration issued at the conclusion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Italy echoes the ILO Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery, adopted by delegates at the June session of the 2021 International Labour Conference.
109th International Labour Conference
COVID-19 and social protection among key debates as June session of virtual International Labour Conference ends
19 June 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on the world of work featured prominently in the June segment of the first virtual International Labour Conference. Conclusions on social protection and the application of international labour standards were adopted on the final day, along with an emergency resolution on Myanmar.
109th International Labour Conference
07 June 2021
The ILO’s Director-General told delegates at the opening virtual plenary sitting of the International Labour Conference that human-centred policies, such as those outlined in the ILO Centenary Declaration, are key to a sustainable and inclusive global pandemic response.
Social Summit in Porto
13 May 2021
Europe must seize its opportunity to increase investment in training, social protection, social dialogue and the jobs of the future, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told EU leaders at their Social Summit in Porto, Portugal.
Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank
09 April 2021
Economic and social recovery from the pandemic will require policies that promote decent work, address poverty and inequalities, and encourage a green recovery, the ILO’s Director-General has said in statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings.
30 March 2021
The March 2021 session of the ILO Governing Body ended on 27 March. ILO News discussed the key elements with Juan Llobera, Clerk of the Governing Body.
10 February 2021
In the wake of the military takeover that has sparked widespread demonstrations in Myanmar, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization says workers and employers must be able to exercise their right to protest without violence or threats.
Jobs for peace and resilience
17 December 2020
Humanitarian and development agencies should use COVID-19 crisis programmes to promote resilience and peace and help societies build back better.
Maritime Labour Convention
08 December 2020
Its resolution addresses the plight of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who have been trapped at sea for as many as 17 months or longer because of pandemic restrictions.
Thinking Ahead on Society Change (TASC) Platform
02 December 2020
Collective thinking needed to tackle the challenges of the future of work says new International Geneva open forum platform.
G20 Leaders’ Summit
22 November 2020
ILO Director-General says job protection and creation, social protection and social dialogue are essential to minimize the long-term damage from the COVID-19 pandemic.
26 October 2020
Building back better from the pandemic so that we have greater resilience against future crises’ requires international solidarity and better social protection for all, that covers the poorest and most marginalized as well as those who currently have resources to pay.