All ILO Newsroom content

June 2023

  1. World Day Against Child Labour

    To bring social justice to all we must end child labour

    12 June 2023

    On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2023, the ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngo calls on the international community to support greater social justice and step up the fight against child labour.

  2. International Labour Conference

    ILC 2023: What are the challenges and opportunities for Workers?

    07 June 2023

    Zahoor Awan, Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 111th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this session. Mr Awan speaks about the role of workers' organizations to promote social justice for all.

  3. © ILO 2023


    Opening remarks by Gilbert F. Houngbo, ILO Director-General, at the 111th International Labour Conference

    05 June 2023

  4. Video

    Rehabilitation works and decent jobs for community resilience in earthquake-damaged Aleppo

    02 June 2023

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat visited earthquake-damaged areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the ILO is implementing community infrastructure rehabilitation works, set to create hundreds of jobs.

  5. Video

    Farmer organization models and cooperatives play crucial role in agricultural sector develop in Iraq

    02 June 2023

    An event was held by partners implementing the European Union Agri-food Business Development Programme (AfBDP) in Baghdad to discuss the development of farmers’ organizations and cooperatives in Iraq and ways to strengthen their role so they can better respond to the needs of society

  6. ILO InfoStory

    Social justice for rural populations means prosperity for the planet

    01 June 2023

    With almost half of the world’s population living in rural areas, rural economies can help eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring food security and creating decent jobs. To make this happen, rural areas must be revitalized – but how?

May 2023

  1. Video

    ILO support to Ukraine during the war

    31 May 2023

    From the start of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the ILO, thanks to the flexibility of its donors, repurposed its ongoing programmes to respond to the challenges posed by the war.

  2. Our impact, Their voices

    PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon

    29 May 2023

    A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.

  3. Porto Social Forum 2023

    ILO Director-General highlights the European social model as a geopolitical lever

    27 May 2023

    Speaking at the Porto Social Forum, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) commended the European Union (EU) for its leading role in promoting international labour standards and the integration of occupational safety and health conventions.

  4. © ETUC 2023

    15th ETUC Congress

    Statement by ILO Director-General to European Trade Union Confederation

    24 May 2023

    ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo highlighted the urgent need for a Global Coalition for Social Justice and the critical role of the European Trade Unions in championing workers' rights, addressing inequalities, and promoting decent work amidst global crisis and technological transformations.