All ILO Newsroom content

December 2022

  1. International Migrants Day

    Make fair labour migration a reality

    18 December 2022

    The International community must do better to ensure the world’s 169 million migrant workers are able to realize their basic human and labour rights, says ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, in a message released for International Migrants Day.

  2. International Migrants Day

    ILO announces winners of the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    16 December 2022

    Winning entries provide balanced and ethical reporting on migrants and labour migration and encourage the media to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

  3. © OIT/A. Aguilar 2023

    Latin America

    Low levels of social protection and statistical invisibility increases the vulnerability of 55 million indigenous people

    15 December 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected more than 800 groups of indigenous peoples, who are overly affected by poverty and informality, have few opportunities for decent work, and face obstacles in accessing education or participating politically, says new ILO report.

  4. Video

    Video: ILO, GBSN and UNIGE join forces!

    13 December 2022

    Deans, professors, students, social partners, private sector actors and ILO management explain why it's so important to embed human rights in business education ahead of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ILO, the Global Business School Network and the University of Geneva.

  5. Video

    Video presentation of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

    13 December 2022

    In September 2021, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions, with the ambition to help countries create 400 million decent jobs, including in the green, digital and care economies, and to extend social protection coverage to the 4 billion people currently excluded.

  6. Our impact, their voices

    Breaching boundaries: Ahmed Mohamed’s quest for career recognition and success

    12 December 2022

    A young Syrian refugee with speech and hearing disabilities living in Jordan has received formal certification of his working skills through the ILO Recognition of Prior Learning Project, helping him advance in his career and life.

  7. ECLAC / ILO report

    ECLAC and ILO point out the importance of promoting public policies to invigorate the Region's labour markets for quality employment creation

    09 December 2022

    In a new joint report, the organizations indicate that despite the recovery seen in labour markets in the first half of 2022, it is expected that in the second half the deceleration of growth will slow the region’s capacity to generate quality jobs.

  8. 17th Asia-Pacific regional meeting

    ILO Director-General opening statement at the 17th Asia-Pacific regional meeting

    06 December 2022

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  9. News

    ILO Director-General concludes visit to Qatar

    04 December 2022

    During his two-day trip, International Labour Organization Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, held talks with senior Qatari officials and migrant worker representatives on issues including strengthening labour rights and standards and building social justice.

  10. 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.