October 2023

  1. ILO, WHO, P4H and SPARKS Network Workshop

    Universal social protection needed for prevention, preparedness and response to the next pandemic

    12 October 2023

    ILO and WHO experts reviewed the impact social protection had in reducing the socio-economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO Director-General calls for greater international financial support for critical social needs in developing countries under fiscal stress

    12 October 2023

    In statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, the ILO’s Director-General underlined the importance of helping debt-distressed developing countries to support social protection and decent work.

  3. © M. Crozet/ILO 2023

    21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Facing rapid changes in the world of work, labour statisticians meet to update measurement of key concepts of labour statistics

    11 October 2023

    The International Conference of Labour Statisticians, the global standard-setting body for labour market statistics, is meeting at the ILO to review new trends and requirements in data gathering and usage, and methods for measuring key indicators related to advancing social justice.

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    Workplace mental health: It’s ok not to be ok

    10 October 2023

    One in five employees will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Find out in the ILO Future of Work podcast, the four steps that employers can take to minimise workplace mental health stresses.

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    International Labour Standards

    Norway ratifies the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

    09 October 2023

    Norway becomes the 33rd country in the world to ratify Convention No. 190.

  6. © Yoshihumi Ibata / ILO 2023

    ILOSTAT Blog

    Employment trends in postal and courier services

    09 October 2023

    Reskilling, upskilling and support to help postal services accelerate their digitalization and diversification processes will be key to building the resilience and adaptability of workers and enterprises in the sector.

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    Digitalization in the retail sector

    Ensure an enabling environment for decent work and economic recovery in the digitalized retail sector

    06 October 2023

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ representatives discussed the opportunities and challenges of digitalization in the retail sector, at an ILO technical meeting.

  8. © Sunan Wongsa-nga 2023

    Occupational Safety and Health

    ILO welcomes new global measures addressing workplace hazardous chemicals

    05 October 2023

    Under a new Global Framework, some of the most harmful chemicals used in the working environment will be phased out.

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    ILOSTAT Blog

    Quality education for all? We need (more) teachers!

    05 October 2023

    Data insights reveal important teacher shortages in many countries around the world, and declining numbers of vocational education teachers at a time when we need them the most. Policies to improve education quality and outcomes must consider not only students and learners, but also and importantly, teachers.

  10. Media Advisory

    ILO to hold 21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    05 October 2023

    The major conference will take place at the ILO headquarters in Geneva from 11-20 October 2023. This edition will celebrate the centenary of the Conference, that was first held in October 1923.