August 2023

  1. © ILO 2023

    Sustainable Development Goal 8

    There cannot be decent work for all without decent work for youth

    08 August 2023

    Young people are our hope for a better future, but targeted policies are needed to address the disadvantages they face in the labour market.

  2. © ILO 2023

    Time to Act for SDG 8

    What will it take to ensure Decent work for all?

    03 August 2023

    Sustainable Development Goal 8 on Decent Work for All is the only SDG that brings together social, economic and environmental targets. It has an impact on all other Agenda 2030 goals. Ahead of the UN SDG Summit on 18-19 September, we ask what will it take to ensure it is achieved?

  3. Press release

    Jobs that help neighbourhoods recover from the earthquakes

    03 August 2023

    Following the earthquakes that hit Syria and Türkiye earlier this year, ILO infrastructure recovery works engaged communities in clearing debris and rubble in Aleppo, making many streets accessible and creating hundreds of short-term jobs

  4. SDG 8 Month: Decent work for all

    Accelerate progress on Sustainable Development Goal 8

    01 August 2023

    At the start of SDG 8 month, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, warns that without concerted action on the social, economic and environmental targets Goal 8 covers, humanity risks being locked in a cycle of crisis and conflict on a forever damaged planet.

  5. © ILO 2023

    Gender equality and women workers

    Childcare shortfalls having major impact on gender equality in labour markets across Asia and the Pacific

    01 August 2023

    New report highlights impacts of shortfalls in childcare provision in the region, makes recommendations for change at all levels.

July 2023

  1. © Atomprofspilka 2023

    Ukraine recovery

    Ukrainian trade unions reaffirm their commitment to actively contribute to Ukraine’s rebuilding

    28 July 2023

    During a meeting in Kyiv, trade unions and international partners discussed ways to protect workers' rights, during and after the war, and to contribute to the rebuilding of Ukraine

  2. © Ministry of Defense of Spain 2023


    Fighting human trafficking in an era of crisis – how can we do better?

    28 July 2023

    Global crises, conflicts, socio-economic inequalities, migration and the climate emergency are increasing the risk of human trafficking. What can be done, and by whom, to counter this threat?

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    Labour market assessment

    Myanmar labour market remains fragile in challenging conditions

    27 July 2023

    Labour market metrics including employment levels, job quality and productivity continue to decline with women workers particularly hard hit.

  4. © Min. Labour & Employment India 2023

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting

    ILO calls on G20 for international solidarity to close the global decent work divide

    21 July 2023

    The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting highlighted the need to sustainably finance social protection, to extend social security to more workers, including in the gig and platform economy, and to address the global skills gap.

  5. © Staton Winter / UN Women 2023

    ILO, IFAD and CARE Coalition

    New partnership to promote decent work across food systems

    20 July 2023

    The new alliance between ILO, IFAD and CARE will promote decent work and productive employment, with the aim of tackling poverty and inequality in the sector while also promoting sustainable business.