News and Press releases

July 2012

  1. ILO: Public-Private partnership is key to HIV response

    23 July 2012

    The role of public-private partnerships in response to HIV and AIDS and the relevance of action at the workplace are being highlighted at the 19th International AIDS Conference.

  2. Cooperatives: Resilient to crises, key to sustainable growth

    06 July 2012

    In a message marking International Day of Cooperatives, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia salutes the approximately one billion people worldwide who are involved in cooperatives.

June 2012

  1. ILO at Rio+20: Integrate social inclusion and environmental protection

    22 June 2012

    Speaking at a panel discussion at the Rio+20 summit, the ILO Director-General highlights the role of social policies on the road to a greener economy.

  2. G20: ILO head calls for measurable targets for job creation

    20 June 2012

    Addressing the G20 summit, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia outlined concrete actions to address the global economic and social turmoil.

  3. ILO: G20 must act on jobs for youth, social protection

    15 June 2012

    ILO Chief Juan Somavia heads to the G20 summit with a strong message to tackle the global jobs crisis, saying this would help restore investor confidence.

  4. Stepping up the fight against child labour

    11 June 2012

  5. Zambian President calls for strong global partnership on youth employment

    08 June 2012

    Zambia looks forward to a process that will “lift millions of our people out of poverty,” the President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata told delegates to the International Labour Conference.

  6. “No democracy without social justice,” says Tunisian President

    08 June 2012

    “Minorities which ruled with iron and fire will never return,” Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki told delegates at the ILO’s International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  7. 21 million people are now victims of forced labour, ILO says

    01 June 2012

    According to new ILO estimates, three out of every 1,000 people worldwide are trapped in jobs into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.

May 2012

  1. Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

    31 May 2012

    The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.