News and articles on domestic work
Argentina and Paraguay signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers
10 December 2013
Tripartite Commissions on Equal Opportunities of Argentina and Paraguay signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop different collaborative initiatives, among them - their role as advisory committee of the EU funded Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW).
The Founding Congress of the International Domestic Workers' Federation (IDWF) - Taking a landmark step in the history of domestic workers worldwide
26 October 2013
The Founding Congress of the International Domestic Workers' Federation (IDWF) was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 26-28 of October 2013, gathering nearly 200 participants, including representatives from domestic workers' unions, ILO, the ITUC, Human Rights Watch, national trade centres, and supporting organizations from around the globe to mark the launch of the Founding Congress of the IDWF and to improve the working conditions of all domestic workers.
ILO Governing Body reviews progress on the situation of domestic workers worldwide
25 October 2013
The organization’s executive body discusses the measures that countries have adopted since the adoption of the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, as well as the steps that are needed to achieve decent working conditions for the world’s 53 million domestic workers.
Comment by Guy Ryder
Child labour is no child’s play
08 October 2013
Migrant domestic workers
ILO launches EU-funded programme on migrant domestic workers at UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development
03 October 2013
At a special side event on migrant domestic workers at the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York, the “Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers” was launched by the ILO and its partners.
Training Programme for Workers Organizations - Strengthening the capacities of workers organizations on decent work for domestic workers
23 September 2013
From the 23rd of September to the 6th of October of 2013, an extensive two-week training programme was organized by the ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) in Turin at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy to strengthen the capacities of workers organizations, particularly domestic workers organizations, for the purpose of promoting decent work for domestic workers and the ratification of Convention 189.
Germany ratifies the Domestic Workers Convention
20 September 2013
Germany is the 10th ILO member State and the second EU member State to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) which seeks to improve the working and living conditions of an estimated 50 million domestic workers worldwide.