All ILO Newsroom content

January 2023

  1. ILO in action

    Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development

    18 January 2023

    A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.

  2. © M. Lopez/World Economic Forum 2023

    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

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    Rights of football players

    ILO welcomes discussions on decent work in the professional football sector

    16 January 2023

    The meeting follows the 2022 Global Labour Agreement (GLA) between the World Leagues Forum (WLF) and the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPRO).

  4. Our impact, Their voices

    Brighter light and higher hopes: Solar energy systems keep technical schools running in Lebanon

    10 January 2023

    The ILO provided a number of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) schools with solar systems in Lebanon to keep their doors open and trained their students on solar panel installation and maintenance to build their skills and help them find job opportunities amid the country’s multifaceted crisis.

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    WEF meeting in Davos

    The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice. Here's why

    09 January 2023

    Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the ILO Director-General outlines why greater social justice is needed to reinvigorate social progress and respond to the impact of multiple global crises.

  6. Opinion editorial

    Viewing jobs law and Perppu through the lens of freedom of association

    07 January 2023

    An opinion editorial by Albert Bonasahat, national project coordinator of the ILO Ship to Shore Rights Programme, published by the Jakarta Post on 7 January.

December 2022

  1. Our impact, their voices

    Stories behind our work: Industrious leaders in Ethiopia’s industrial parks

    22 December 2022

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    2022 Labour Overview Series

    ILO: 34.5 per cent of over 65s have no income in Latin America and the Caribbean

    21 December 2022

    The new "Social Protection Overview" for the region focuses on pension systems and finds that improvements in coverage, sufficiency and sustainability are essential to provide economic security, particularly to those people most affected by crises such as COVID-19.

  3. Video

    2022: Advancing social justice in a world in crisis

    21 December 2022

    As 2022 comes to a close, the ILO looks back on its efforts to promote a human-centred recovery and advance social justice during a year of many firsts.

  4. © Mike Hood / IMO 2023

    Maritime sector

    Joint ILO-IMO meeting adopts guidelines on seafarer abandonment

    20 December 2022

    New measures to improve conditions for seafarers, including those who have been abandoned, have been adopted at a meeting involving governments and maritime workers and employers’ organizations.