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2019

  1. © Better Work 2020

    Closing the retirement gender gap in Viet Nam

    06 June 2019

    Women in Viet Nam spend fewer years working, have lower pensions, yet live longer. To counter the problems brought by this retirement gender gap, the ILO is helping Viet Nam bring its labour laws closer to international labour standards.

  2. Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    An ILO project in Jordan supports hundreds of local farmers with the construction of rainwater cisterns to help improve infrastructure and agricultural productivity.

  3. Promoting career pathways for women in the Myanmar’s garment industry

    17 May 2019

    The garment industry is an important engine for Myanmar’s sustainable development. The industry creates formal employment for almost half million people, more than 90% of whom are young women who migrated from their remote native states and regions with the explicit purpose of working in a garment factory. In 2017, the industry generated almost $3 billion in export revenues and is a critical driver of economic growth.

  4. Relive the ILO 24-hour Global Tour

    28 April 2019

    On 11 April 2019, a day-long series of events spanning four continents marked the ILO's 100th anniversary. Relive the celebrations and watch the highlights here.

  5. Looking towards the future

    02 April 2019

    Where will the jobs of the future come from, what skills will be needed, and how can we ensure that all working conditions are decent? Find out more in the ninth and final chapter of our multimedia, interactive, ILO100 website.

  6. Businesses for people and planet

    13 March 2019

    Around the world, demand is growing for businesses that are motivated not only by profit but also by the needs of people and wider society. The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda promotes these types of ‘sustainable enterprises’ so that they benefit everyone, without harming the environment.

  7. How was your day at work?

    27 February 2019

    From the factories of the industrial revolution to today’s global supply chains, ensuring decent working conditions has been a priority for the ILO since its creation a century ago. For many of us that translates into safe workplaces, limits on working hours, minimum wage levels, and maternity protection. But millions of workers still do not enjoy these rights.

  8. Rules to work by

    18 February 2019

    They keep you safe at work and make sure you have time off. They are critical in battling modern-day slavery and child labour. The rules that govern the world of work play a huge role in our everyday lives. For 100 years, the ILO has been setting the international standards that underpin national labour laws. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website to find out more.

  9. Not on your own

    13 February 2019

    What happens when you are sick, disabled, young or old? Or, you may be unemployed or just not able to earn enough for you and your dependants to live on. Social protection provides workers and their families with a secure base, helping them plan for a better future. Explore the latest chapter of our interactive, multimedia Centenary website.

  10. From a market stall to cyberspace

    07 February 2019

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.