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    ILO to launch new report on global employment and social trends

    The Director-General of the ILO, Guy Ryder, is launching the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020 (WESO) today. This flagship report analyses key labour market issues, including unemployment, under-employment, labour underutilization and working poverty. Later in the week, Ryder will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos where he will take part in several events relating to the world of work.


  • Transition from school to work remains a difficult process for youth

    The ease or difficulty with which young people are able to transition from school to work has a lasting impact on their lives and labour market prospects. New indicators in the ILOSTAT database provide insights on youth transitions into the workforce.


  • How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    Since Thailand ratified the ILO’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.


  • The ILO’s Centenary year in review

    It was a year of celebration, declarations and reaffirmation at the International Labour Organization as it marked 100 years in pursuit of social justice and decent work around the world. A look back at 2019 as the ILO looks to the future of work in its second century.


Programmes and results

  1. ILO's flagship programmes

    The ILO has integrated many of its existing technical projects into five flagship programmes, designed to enhance the efficency and impact of its development cooperation with constituents on a global scale.


  1. Partnering for Development

    With over 50 years of experience in development cooperation, the ILO today has a bigger portfolio than ever with some 600 active programmes and projects in more than 100 countries.

  2. ILO projects worldwide

    Discover ILO's Development Cooperation Dashboard

World of Work magazine

  1. Special 2019 issue: The ILO at 100

    Working for peace and social justice

    This Centenary issue of the World of Work magazine presents some milestones of the ILO’s history and its efforts to promote social justice as the foundation of peace around the globe.