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December 2022

  1. Database

    ILO launches forced labour observatory

    02 December 2022

    Global data store on forced labour and trafficking provides comprehensive global and country information, including on international and national legal and institutional frameworks; enforcement, prevention and protection measures, as well as information related to access to justice; remedies, and cooperation.

  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    I always wanted to set up a business, and employ other blind persons so they can make a living too

    02 December 2022

    Fifty-two-year-old Khabour Mohammed Ali runs a small home-based business in Dohuk selling knitted products. Khabour, who is visually impaired, has many talents- from teaching braille to making all types of handicrafts. Determined to expand her business, Khabour enrolled in ILO’s business and financial education programmes, and received a loan that will help her business grow

  3. Alliance 8.7

    Understanding modern slavery statistics

    02 December 2022

    Did you know that, today, 50 million people are in situations of modern slavery? That’s nearly 1 out of every 150 people in the world.

  4. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Everyone would be welcome at my shop

    02 December 2022

    'There should be no discrimination'. Thanakorn Suddai, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to open a barber shop and welcome everyone.

  5. International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    I have got a chance to learn like everyone else

    02 December 2022

    Sakkarin Rinrum, a young Thai with hearing impairment, wants to pursue a career in hairdressing. Join us on International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote youth employability and decent work for all.

November 2022

  1. Multilateralism

    ILO Director-General warns of threat to social justice at meeting with Chancellor Scholz and other international organization leaders

    30 November 2022

    Social justice, social protection and creating enough decent jobs were discussed during the Director-General’s visit to Berlin, which also resulted in new cooperation agreements with the World Bank and the German government.

  2. © FAO Forestry 2022

    ILOSTAT blog

    Forest sector employs 33 million around the world, according to new global estimates

    25 November 2022

    Quantifying how many people are employed in the forest sector is not a straightforward exercise. Nonetheless, the ILO, FAO and the Thünen-Institute of Forestry joined forces to estimate the global workforce in forest-related activities and provide insights on labour market trends in this sector.

  3. Video

    Ratify C190: Time to end violence and harassment now, says ILO Director-General

    24 November 2022

    Highlighting the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo urged all countries to ratify and implement the ILO Convention 190 to put an end to violence and harassment in the world of work.

  4. ILO in action

    Reducing Vulnerability in Lao People's Democratic Republic

    23 November 2022

    Noudthong Alounthong, ILO National Project Coordinator in Lao PDR, explains how the SOLAR project supports the government and civil society to promote labour rights and improve access to social security and occupational safety and health for coffee and tea workers.

  5. COP27

    ILO welcomes COP27 progress on social dimensions of climate change

    21 November 2022

    The ILO presence at COP27 focused on highlighting the importance of a just transition in climate change responses, and included new initiatives on youth, financing and knowledge exchange.