News and Press releases

July 2022

  1. Social Protection: Three questions to Ursula Kulke…

    01 July 2022

    The ILO will organize the 5th meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network on 5th July. Ursula Kulke, Senior Social Protection Specialist, explains the objectives of this meeting and the next steps towards achieving the extension of social protection for all.

June 2022

  1. Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention

    30 June 2022

    Liberia has now ratified eight fundamental Conventions. There are eleven ILO fundamental instruments (10 Conventions and one Protocol) following the decision, at the 110th Session of the ILC this June, to include safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO’s framework of fundamental principles and rights at work. They cover five core principles and rights at work: the abolition of forced labour, the elimination of child labour, equality and non-discrimination at work, freedom of association and collective bargaining, and a safe and healthy working environment.

  2. Liberia ratifies the Equal Remuneration Convention and the Minimum Age Convention

    29 June 2022

  3. ILO and Embassy of Japan in Madagascar launch a project to strengthen community resilience against COVID-19 and drought

    24 June 2022

    Antananarivo - 24 June 2022 - The Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, the Embassy of Japan and the ILO in Madagascar officially launch a project aimed at strengthening community resilience against the COVID-19 crisis and drought through green works in Amboasary and Bekily districts

  4. FCC, UNCDF, ILO AND PARTNERS LAUNCH THE WOMEN FOR WATER AND PEACE (W4WP) UNITED NATIONS PEACEBUILDING PROJECT

    16 June 2022

    Freetown City Council (FCC), the United Nations Capital Development (UNCDF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), together with their implementing partners, have today launched the “Women for Water and Peace” (W4WP) Project at the New City Hall in Freetown. The project is funded by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund.

  5. 90 youth not in education, employment, or training participate in a modular apprenticeship programme in Zanzibar

    15 June 2022

    120 apprentices have graduated from the first phase of the programme.

  6. Nigeria Labour Congress and the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain sign a Memorandum of Understanding for promoting migrants’ workers’ rights.

    14 June 2022

    Strengthening Inter-regional Dialogue and Collaboration between Workers Organizations in Nigeria and GCC Countries for improved protection and promotion of rights of migrant workers.

  7. ILO launches a two-year capacity building partnership with the Ethiopian Investment Commission on ‘enhancing the impact of investment on employment and decent work creation in Ethiopia’ for the Ethiopian Investment Commission and Regional Investment Bureaus

    09 June 2022

  8. Launch of the project "Green jobs for young men and women in Algeria for a just transition to a sustainable work future"

    07 June 2022

    On 1 and 2 June 2022, the ILO Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia, together with the government of Algeria and social partners, organized a workshop to launch a project to promote green and better jobs in Algeria.

  9. ILC 2022: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    06 June 2022

    Paola del Carmen Egusquiza Granda (Peru), Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this hybrid meeting. In the context of the fragile recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Egúsquiza speaks about the role of trade unions in addressing concerns about the looming energy, funding and financial crises.