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From left to right: Mr Jordi Curell (EC), Mr Michel Servoz (EC), Ms Deborah Greenfield (ILO), Mr Heinz Koller (ILO) 24/01/2017

13th high-level meeting between the European Commission and the International Labour Organization

On 18 and 19 January, the International Labour Office (ILO) and the European Commission held their13th high-level meeting at ILO’s Headquarters in Geneva.

Forced labour: Commission welcomes adoption of Council decisions to implement new ILO Protocol 10/11/2015

Forced labour: Commission welcomes adoption of Council decisions to implement new ILO Protocol

The EU has taken a further step towards better preventing forced labour to happen and protecting its victims.

Bangladeshi woman at a sewing machine 12/10/2015

EU support for safer workplaces and fair production in producing countries

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced EU support for the G7's 'Vision Zero Fund' today.

The EU and Korean flag in one rectangle 21/09/2015

South Korea to improve labour rights under EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

A comprehensive joint statement on labour rights was adopted during an EU-Korea meeting on 9 and 10 September about trade and sustainable development under the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

G20 labour and employment ministers 08/09/2015

Commissioner Thyssen welcomes the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' commitment to address youth unemployment

At the 6th G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 3-4 September, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Labour Mobility and Skills, welcomed the agreement to tackle unemployment of youth most at risk of never having a job.

Forced labour: Commission welcomes Council political agreement to implement new ILO Protocol 03/03/2015

Forced labour: Commission welcomes Council political agreement to implement new ILO Protocol

The EU has taken a further step towards better preventing forced labour to happen and protecting its victims.

Employment and Social Policy Council on 16 October 15/10/2014

Employment and Social Policy Council on 16 October

The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.

Forced labour: Commission urges EU countries to implement new ILO Protocol 11/09/2014

Forced labour: Commission urges EU countries to implement new ILO Protocol

The European Commission proposed to the EU's Council of Ministers EU Member States should be authorised to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) new Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

Employment and Social Policy Council on 19 June 18/06/2014

Employment and Social Policy Council on 19 June

The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.

Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers 11/06/2014

Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has welcomed the adoption by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of two new international instruments to combat forced labour, and the approval of important amendments to the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention.


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