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July 2022

  1. Video

    Improving working conditions of women rural workers

    01 July 2022

    This ILO animated video aims to raise visibility and awareness on some of the labour issues being faced by women rural workers and promote improved labour laws compliance, OSH and gender equality through workers’ participation to improve their lives and working conditions.

  2. 100th International Day of Cooperatives

    ILO Director-General statement: Cooperatives help build a better world

    01 July 2022

    On International Day of Cooperatives Guy Ryder highlights how cooperatives prioritise people and decent work and contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive future.

June 2022

  1. G7 Summit

    ILO Director-General warns G7 Summit on great divergence

    27 June 2022

    In his statement to the G7 Summit in Germany, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says pandemic and conflict have widened divergence between industrialized and developing countries. Raises concern over inequalities within countries, including gender gaps.

  2. Article

    Building a safe business

    27 June 2022

  3. Video presentation

    Job Creation in Small and Medium Enterprises: An Updated Guide to Recommendation No. 189

    27 June 2022

    The ILO Recommendation No. 189 is the only International Labour Standard providing guidelines on general conditions to increase job creation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The ILO published a new Guide to support employment policies compliant with the Recommendation No.189. This Guide outlines strategies, tools and good practices from different regions of the world to help member states to coordinate actions and effectively generate productive and decent jobs in SMEs.

  4. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

    Small Matters: ILO Director-General Guy Ryder’s message on SMEs

    27 June 2022

    In his message for the 5th Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME), ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasizes the importance of MSMEs, and calls attention to the need to collectively support them to drive inclusive economic recovery, environmental sustainability and decent job creation.

  5. Day of the Seafarer 2022

    Updated standards improve maritime workers' protection

    25 June 2022

    Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years. In June 2022, Member States adopted important amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - which is widely known as the “seafarers’ bill of rights”.

  6. Publication

    Historical perspectives on the International Labour Review 1921–2021: A century of research on the world of work

    22 June 2022

    This article analyses the history of the International Labour Review (ILR), which was created in 1921, based on the provisions of Article 396 of the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, as a major periodical publication of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The article reviews, from various perspectives, the ILR’s transformation from an institutional multipurpose periodical to today’s modern academic journal, including its institutional journey, the role of the editors in charge and the professional and academic profiles of the ILR’s authors. It studies the ILR’s contribution to important academic and policy debates and its role for the ILO by examining from a historical perspective the contents, topics and geographical focus of the almost 3,000 signed articles published to date.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    He is from Syria and I am from Iraq. But we work together like brothers

    20 June 2022

    ILO labour intensive programme brings communities together in Iraq.

  8. ILO in action

    South Africa develops its social and solidarity economy

    17 June 2022

    The South African government has embarked on an ambitious programme to develop the social and solidarity economy in the country, with technical support from the International Labour Organization. The social and solidarity economy comprises of entities that pursue social, economic, and environmental objectives in the collective interest of their members and users. Chief Technical Adviser, Kerryn Krige explains.