News

February 2023

  1. Livelihood support in Sri Lanka

    We are earning an income, navigating a crisis and coming together as a farming community

    08 February 2023

    As Sri Lanka faces its worst economic crisis, people with existing vulnerabilities have been pushed further into poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity. With ILO support, vulnerable members of farming communities in the country’s northern province are earning an income by completing irrigation, flooding, and farmland access related maintenance work in their lands.

  2. Occupational Safety and Health

    The Islamic Republic of Iran ratifies one of the new fundamental Conventions concerning occupational safety and health and its Protocol

    07 February 2023

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is the 76th Member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 155 and the 18th to ratify the Protocol of 2002 to Convention No. 155.

  3. Labour Overview 2022 for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Informality and working poverty weigh down labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

    07 February 2023

    Unemployment rate fell to 7.2 per cent in 2022, but job quality problems persist as inflation impacts wage levels. It is a complex and uncertain scenario, says new edition of Labour Overview report.

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    Migrant workers' rights

    New ILO initiative to help protect migrant worker wages in Malaysia

    03 February 2023

    Wage protections for women and men migrant workers in Malaysia a key focus of new phase of the International Labour Organization’s Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy project.

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    Blog

    Amid crisis there is reason to hope – if we come together to pursue social justice

    01 February 2023

    In a blog for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ILO Director-General calls for more international cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals and greater social justice.

January 2023

  1. Convention No. 190

    Canada ratifies ILO convention on violence and harassment in the world of work

    30 January 2023

    Canada is the 25th country to ratify ILO Convention No. 190 which aims to eliminate violence and harassment in the world of work.

  2. News

    ILO launches Massive Open Online Course "Making Universal Social Protection a Reality"

    25 January 2023

    This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) enables learners to understand the key social protection concepts and the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to social protection.

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    COVID-19 and transport workers

    Recommendations adopted by heads of UN agencies and sectoral organizations to protect transport workers in future health emergencies

    25 January 2023

    A Joint Action Group, set up to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain, encourages all actors to apply internationally agreed protocols and standards and take proactive and concrete actions for future emergencies.

  4. Official visit

    First official visit to Africa by ILO Director-General Houngbo

    25 January 2023

    The Director-General of the ILO, Gilbert F. Houngbo, the first African to hold this post, will be in Dakar, Senegal, on an official visit from 25 to 28 January 2023. During his stay, he will hold talks with Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, as well as with the Senegalese authorities in charge of labour issues.

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    Disability and work

    Inditex joins ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network

    25 January 2023

    The International Labour Organization’s Global Business and Disability Network aims to increase recognition by companies, such as Inditex – the world’s largest clothing retailer – of the benefits of disability inclusion.