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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.
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.
Opening remarks by Gilbert F. Houngbo, ILO Director-General, at the 111th International Labour Conference
05 June 2023
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.