Press releases

March 2023

  1. Press release

    ILO signs grant agreements with its social partners in Syria to support member workers and businesses affected by the earthquakes

    19 March 2023

    The grants were made in parallel to the ILO initiating an emergency employment scheme in Aleppo, to restore livelihoods and rehabilitate destroyed infrastructure.

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook

    New ILO report on the value of essential work

    15 March 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.

  3. © Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women 2023

    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new analysis on key workers

    09 March 2023

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    Female employment

    Women bear brunt of Afghanistan job losses

    07 March 2023

    Female employment levels in Afghanistan have fallen steeply since the Taliban administration took over in 2021, according to new figures released by the ILO.

  5. Press release

    Bangladesh Business and Human Rights Week Landmark dialogue held to chart roadmap for responsible business conduct

    02 March 2023

    Stakeholders highlighted the importance of removing barriers to responsible business as a vehicle for advancing sustainable development in Bangladesh

  6. Digitalization and financial inclusion

    ILO launches the implementation of a digital transformation programme for Indonesian SMEs’ better productivity and competitiveness

    02 March 2023

    The ILO with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) continues to support the priority of the Indonesian government to promote digital economy and foster digital transformation for SMEs and financial services through the implementation of its Promise II Impact programme.

  7. ILO and Viet Nam collaboration

    ILO Director-General meets Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister

    02 March 2023

    The ILO Director-General and the Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister held talks about cooperation on key work issues, including decent work, social protection, and the transition from the informal economy to the formal economy.

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    Joint ILO-UNICEF report

    Number of children without critical social protection increasing globally

    01 March 2023

    Multiple crises set to plunge more children into poverty creating an urgent need to scale-up social protection, new joint ILO-UNICEF report warns.

February 2023

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    Director-General's mission to Côte d'Ivoire

    ILO Director-General welcomes Côte d'Ivoire's action on social protection

    27 February 2023

    During his visit to Abidjan, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, stressed the need to promote decent work in the cocoa sector.

  2. Media Advisory

    ILO/UNICEF to release report assessing levels of social protection for children

    24 February 2023