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    Making Dignity and Prosperity the Norm

    Economic and Social Council - Integration Summit

    The second day of the ECOSOC Integration Segment saw a keynote speech by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on how international labour standards should form the basis for promoting a "high road" to economic growth. The discussions also focused on the link between climate change and decent job creation, the progress made on gender equality issues since the Beijing conference 20 years ago, and how job-rich growth can lead to inclusive and sustainable development in Africa.


  • RMG factory inspections hit 77 per cent


    The number of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh assessed for structural safety rises to 2,703 or 77 per cent of the total. Read this and other news in the latest newsletter from ILO Bangladesh.


  • ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations

    Fiji has been the focus of attention by the ILO Governing Body over the past years regarding allegations of breaches of ILO Convention 87 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise. "The joint efforts of the government, employers and workers to solve social conflict have proven their value in more than 90 years of ILO history – I am confident that the values of such tripartite social dialogue will also benefit Fiji now,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.


  • Where has inequality gone up and where has it gone down?

    This chart illustrates that inequality has risen in most countries over the past two decades. It is based on research found in the new ILO volume: Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building just societies in the 21st century.