• © Brad Haire

    The transformation of education begins with teachers

    World teachers day

    World Teachers’ Day is a day to celebrate how teachers are transforming education but also to reflect on the support they need to fully deploy their talent and vocation, and to rethink the way ahead for the profession globally. ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, and Education International (EI) call on “countries to trust and recognize teachers as "knowledge producers, reflective practitioners, and policy partners.”


  • © ILO / Belinda Japhet

    Failing in school is not failing in life


    After 25 years of on-the-job experience as a welder in Zanzibar, Tanzania, 53-year-old Hussein Juma Hassan had his skills formally recognized. The certification process has helped him realise the value of his skills and also increased his income. Now he wants to give back to his community and train young people to become welders.


  • Social justice and equality will be at the heart of my mandate, says new ILO Director-General

    As he takes up his new position, Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo talks about his background, his priorities and his vision for the ILO and the world of work.


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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder concludes 10-year term in office

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, concludes 10 years of work, putting human-centred development and recovery at the heart of global policy-making. He handed the keys of office to his successor, Gilbert F. Houngbo.


  1. Global Call to Action for a Human-Centred Recovery

Flagship programmes

  1. ILO's flagship programmes