ILO meeting agrees measures to attract and retain seafarers and to promote opportunities for women seafarers
11 March 2019
Qualified seafarers are essential to achieving safe, secure, environmentally sound and efficient shipping. This requires attracting quality new entrants and retaining experienced seafarers, including women and from other under-represented groups.
ILO Global Dialogue Forum adopts Points of Consensus to guide governments, employers and workers in shaping a future that works for all in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
18 December 2018
Sustainable industrial policies underpinned by meaningful and effective social dialogue are key to managing the opportunities and challenges arising from digitalization and other technological advances in the industries that employ more than 13 million workers
Established, a trade union network for fostering social dialogue in Indonesia palm oil industry
14 December 2018
Indonesia is one of the biggest producers of palm oil in the world. Trade unions federations in the palm oil sector initiated the establishment of the Indonesia Palm Oil Trade Union Network to promote social dialogue as means to realize decent work in this sector.
Promoting decent work opportunities for youth in rural areas of SADC countries
23 August 2018
Governments, employers and workers from SADC countries agree to enhance decent work for women and youth in rural areas by promoting inclusive pro-employment policies.
ILO and major garment trade unions sign agreement to promote social dialogue
11 August 2018
The International Labour Organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM), and with the Myanmar Industries Craft and Services (MICS) to enhance the capacity of relevant garment trade unions to engage constructively in social dialogue and industrial relations at the factory level.
Press statement on the Senate concurrence of ILO Convention 151
14 August 2017
Press statement by Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines on the concurrence of the ratification of Convention 151 Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 by the Senate of the Philippines
Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy
24 March 2017
From 27 November until 8 December 2017, the Academy on Rural Development will offer a wide range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages to promote full and productive employment and decent work in the rural economy. The target audience of the course will be policy-makers, social partners, donor agencies, practitioners and project staff.
Thematic Labour Overview: Working in Rural Areas in the 21st Century
24 March 2017
On 24 March 2017, the ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, delivered a presentation on the 2016 Thematic Labour Overview (Panorama Laboral), which is devoted to the rural economy. The report examines the reality, recent trends and prospects of decent work in rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, and offers policy recommendations. The report provides the Region with robust data and analysis to support evidence-based policy-making for the promotion of decent work in the rural economy.
The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development
13 March 2017
Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.
What are the benefits and challenges of telework in communication technologies and financial services?
10 November 2016
ILO Global Dialogue Forum explores how teleworking can provide a better work-life balance for employees, lead to greater productivity for employers and help governments promote inclusive job opportunities.