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09 Nov 2018 description

The Netherlands has joined an innovative partnership with the ILO to support refugees and their host communities.

GENEVA (ILO news) - The Netherlands and the ILO have launched a new strategic partnership to create livelihoods for refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

26 Jul 2018 description

HIV-related stigma remains pervasive and its effects debilitating. Stigma and discrimination deny people living with HIV the right to fully participate in their communities, affecting all aspects of people’s lives, including access to treatment and care, and access to work.

24 May 2018 description

AIDS’ impact on the labour force costs billions in lost earnings: ILO

An ILO report highlights the toll HIV and AIDS continue to take on the labour force, and its economic and social implications. The ILO calls for urgent efforts to close the treatment gaps, step up testing and prevention measures, and ensure workers can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

14 Nov 2017 description

Part 1. Child labour and the Sustainable Development Goals

“The message that we must act now to stop child labour once and for all has been affirmed by the Sustainable Development Goals. Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour.”
Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

28 Jun 2017 description

United Nations entities recall that a central principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “ensure that no one is left behind” and to “reach the furthest behind first”. Recognizing that discrimination in health care settings is a major barrier to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations entities commit to working together to support Member States in taking coordinated multisectoral action to eliminate discrimination in health care settings.

13 Jun 2017 description

À l'échelle mondiale, plus de 1,5 milliard de personnes vivent dans des pays touchés par les conflits, la violence ou qui se trouvent en situation de fragilité. Environ 200 millions de personnes sont aussi touchées chaque année par des catastrophes naturelles. Un tiers d'entre elles sont des enfants. Une proportion importante des 168 millions d'enfants victimes du travail des enfants vivent dans des zones touchées par les conflits et les catastrophes.

12 Jun 2017 description

This Guide provides operational and detailed guidance to design and implement the economic component of reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed forces and groups and other conflict-affected children.

The Guide contains three parts and ten modules:

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Conceptual Framework of the “How-to” Guide

Part 3: Modules on sectoral aspects of economic reintegration of children formerly associated with armed forces and groups:

Module 1: Identification of the target group

12 Jun 2017 description

Child Labour in Emergencies: Introducing the New Interagency Toolkit

The Toolkit, produced by the Child Labour Task Force, co-chaired by Plan International and the ILO, was launched in November 2016 during the Annual Meeting of the Alliance in Geneva.

12 Jun 2017 description

“Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind.” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in his statement for World Day Against Child Labour.

Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, 2017 , we are emphasizing the plight of children caught up in conflicts and disasters, and who are at particular risk of child labour.

07 Jun 2017 description

The Tripartite Technical Meeting on the Access of Refugees and other Forcibly Displaced Persons to the Labour Market,

Having met in Geneva from 5 to 7 July 2016,

Responding to the decision taken by the Governing Body at its 326th Session (March 2016) to hold a tripartite technical meeting to “prepare guiding principles for policy measures concerning the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market”. Adopts this seventh day of July 2016, the following guiding principles:

16 Mar 2017 description

Joint research by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation will provide critical data for measuring progress on achieving Target 8.7 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

26 Jan 2017 description

The ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat participated in a high-level panel on jobs and economic opportunities during the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region from 23-24 January, at which the UN appealed for over $4.6 billion to help Syrians and host communities.

25 May 2016 description

ILO calls for renewed efforts to promote peace, decent jobs and social justice for workers of the occupied Arab territories

Applying the principles of social justice and decent work could help to address persistent inequalities, tensions and vulnerability in the West Bank and Gaza.

GENEVA (ILO News) – A continuation of the peace process is a precondition for job and wealth creation, decent work and social justice for all in the occupied Arab territories, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

04 Jan 2016 description


Organizations responsible for the management of emergencies (including conventional emergencies) recognize that good preparedness in advance of any emergency can substantially improve the emergency response. One of the most important elements of emergency preparedness is the coordination of arrangements among the different bodies involved to ensure clear lines of responsibility and authority.

17 Dec 2015 description

New ILO figures show 150 million migrants in the global workforce

A new ILO statistical study provides estimates on labour migration, including regions and industries where international migrant workers are established and a special focus on migrants in domestic work.

GENEVA (ILO News) – Migrant workers account for 150.3 million of the world’s approximately 232 million international migrants, according to a new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

17 Dec 2015 description

OIT: La main-d’œuvre mondiale compte 150 millions de migrants

Une nouvelle étude statistique de l'OIT se penche sur les travailleurs migrants, avec notamment des statistiques par région de destination et secteur d'activité ainsi qu'un focus sur les travailleurs domestiques migrants.

GENÈVE (OIT Info) – Les travailleurs migrants représentent 150,3 des quelque 232 millions de migrants dans le monde selon une nouvelle étude de l’Organisation internationale du Travail (l’OIT).