News items

2021

  1. Finalists of the 3rd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call on Preventing Forced labour to be announced on 27 October

    15 October 2021

    The finalists will move on to the next stage of the evaluation process and will be invited to present their ideas to an independent panel of judges.

  2. Announcing the 2nd ILO Skills Challenge Innovation Call finalists

    13 October 2021

    The finalists will have the opportunity to present their projects during a live-streamed event on 4 November 2021.

  3. ILO Skills Innovation Network evolves as a place for peer learning and inspiration

    28 September 2021

  4. ILO and Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET) sign an agreement to promote skills and lifelong learning

    23 September 2021

    The Letter of Understanding between the two organizations aims to promote skills and lifelong learning for all workers throughout their working lives.

  5. The Argentine Ministry of Productive Development publishes an interview with ILO’s Valeria Esquivel

    21 September 2021

  6. The ILO joins the Global Alliance for Care

    21 September 2021

  7. Building Partnerships on the Future of Work

    20 September 2021

    A brochure about the EU-ILO project “Building Partnerships on the Future of Work”.

  8. 120 informal sector entrepreneurs in south Santo (Vanuatu) access business and technical training

    31 August 2021

    Since 2020, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) economic empowerment work in Vanuatu has been amplified by the UN Informal Economies Recovery Project. With the support from the project, the Vanuatu team has been able to extend its reach and to fund seeds and agricultural tools distribution.

  9. ILO Skills Innovation Network is expanding its reach

    27 July 2021

    The Network is driven by a selected group of top innovators who submitted the best applications to the 1st Call and is open to all applicants from the past and future Calls and wider stakeholders.

  10. Tonga’s first ever tapa trade show to commence in August

    22 July 2021

    The newly-formed Tonga National Tapa-making Workers' Association [TNTWA] plans to inaugurate the association with the country’s first-ever Tapa Trade Show. Organized in partnership with the Tonga Public Service Association, TNTWA was formed through the support of the UN’s Informal Economies Recovery Project. The trade show is expected to be the first of an annual quarterly calendar, aimed at boosting members’ income flow.

  11. 19 local business trainers in Fiji introduced to ILO’s Community Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) tools

    22 July 2021

    In an effort to strengthen Business Development Services (BDS) in Fiji, the ILO organised and delivered a Training of Facilitators (ToF) on 1st June 2021.

  12. Informal sector workers in Vanuatu to have a voice

    22 July 2021

    An initiative led by the Vanuatu Association of Public Employees Trade Union (VAPSE) and the Vanuatu National Workers Union (VNWU), aims to formalise existing informal sector associations, particularly those in the creative and agriculture sectors, on Santo and the Northern Provinces of Vanuatu.

  13. EU-STREIT PNG takes a step forward in empowering rural communities to secure farmers’ access to agricultural markets

    11 July 2021

    Led by ILO, the road and infrastructure component of the EU-STREIT PNG is focused on upgrading roads, bridges, jetties and airstrips. This effort aims to help create an enabling environment for farmers to increase their income and profit with opportunities to participate in value-added markets to become agripreneurs under the three value chains supported by the Programme

  14. Supporting the development of the National Employment Policy in Tonga, aiming at inclusive structural transformation and environmental sustainability

    29 June 2021

    The purpose of the seminar was to help government and social partners to understand the requirements for the development and implementation of a high-quality gender-responsive policy based on relevant information and analysis for review and adoption by the respective key authorities.

  15. Act now: End child labour!

    12 June 2021

    The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Matin Karimli, ILO's Director for the Pacific, and Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative for the Pacific, explain why the time for change is now.

  16. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Entrepreneurs Jouney

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Irami Buli – An ‘Artrepreneur’ On a Mission

  17. MPTF Informal Economies Recovery Project - Partner Spotlight

    06 June 2021

    Q&A with Olympia E. Morei-Remengesau – Director/Curator of the Belau National Museum

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    Combatting informal employment goes digital: What can we learn from the Estonian experience?

    03 June 2021

    High rates of informal employment remain a challenge in most of Eastern Europe and range between 20% for Ukraine and 56% for Albania. The large informal economy reduces tax revenues, leads to unfair competition and negatively affects the quality of jobs. A considerable share of the workforce has no access to labour rights and social security. A new ILO publication analyses how Estonia used modern information technology to promote the transition to formality.

  19. High Level Meeting on Employment in Mozambique

    28 May 2021

    With the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Swedish funded project "MozTrabalha, the Secretariat for Youth and Employment (SEJE) held a High Level Meeting on Employment in Mozambique at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in the city of Maputo, where the Promotion of Economic Growth, Productivity and Employment Generation was the topic under discussion.

  20. The effects of automation in the apparel and automotive sectors and their gender dimensions

    13 May 2021