5th ITUC World Congress
18 November 2022
Addressing the 5th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Melbourne, Gilbert F. Houngbo called for a Global Coalition for Social Justice to prioritize social justice in policy making and tackle multiple crises that are impacting the world of work.
17 August 2022
After successfully reclaiming her people’s territory in Quebrada de Humahuaca, Northern Argentina, Celestina Ábalos turned to tourism to share and promote her indigenous culture. ILO entrepreneurship training during the COVID-19 pandemic helped her business grow.
Roundtable discussion at the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2022
As part of the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development (23-25 May 2022), the ILO, together with the Indigenous Major Group for Sustainable Development and the Right Energy Partnership with Indigenous Peoples, facilitated an online roundtable session on indigenous peoples, climate change and the role of decent work for a just and peaceful transition.
18 March 2022
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is asking equality experts, practitioners, academic institutions, research institutions and activists from around the world to share their insights and recommendations on how to eliminate racial discrimination at work.
At a WIPO programme, the ILO shares how the cooperative model can be used by indigenous women entrepreneurs
27 October 2021
ILO contributed to the second edition of the WIPO Program for Indigenous and Local Community Women Entrepreneurs that took place in October 2021.
Implementing the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169: Towards an inclusive, sustainable and just future
Over thirty years have passed since the adoption of Convention No. 169. There have been some positive outcomes of indigenous and tribal peoples in many countries, ranging from their increased visibility in policy discussions, improved statistical data collection on their situation, to a decline in poverty rates. However, such progress has been limited in several countries, with indigenous and tribal peoples facing continued invisibility.
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples
Germany ratifies ILO Convention, 1989 (No. 169) as a strong expression of solidarity for the protection of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights
25 June 2021
South-South Cooperation Online Forum: Promoting decent work through the inclusion of vulnerable groups in vocational training
The EIIP participated in the South-South Cooperation Online Forum: Promoting decent work through the inclusion of vulnerable groups in vocational training. The virtual event, organized by OIT San Jose, OIT/PARDEV and ITC-ILO, promoted a virtual learning community among Central American Institutions as well as a series of knowledge-sharing events, which have allowed the institutes to learn from each other's experience to include vulnerable groups (youth, women and indigenous peoples) in vocational training.
International Day of Rural Women
15 October 2020
Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.
13 October 2020
Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.