ILO welcomes new UNDP report that places decent work at the heart of sustainable development

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. Decent work and human development “mutually reinforcing”, says new analysis on improving quality of life. ILO News – Geneva: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has congratulated the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the launch of their report “Rethinking Work […]

ILO discusses world of work response to global refugee crisis

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. The growing number of people displaced by war, persecution and poverty has profound implications for labour markets. GENEVA (ILO News) – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has called upon the organization’s members to contribute to effective responses to the global refugee […]

Youth employment crisis easing but far from over

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. Despite a mild recovery in the 2012-2014 period, the youth unemployment rate remains well above its pre-crisis level. For millions of young people around the world finding a decent job is still a drawn-out uphill struggle. GENEVA (ILO […]

G20 starts to tackle inequality

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. Sandra Polaski, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, welcomes the recent meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in Turkey as a promising step to promote policies curbing inequalities, promoting growth and creating more and better jobs. Inequality is the defining […]

2030 development agenda: Major breakthrough for world of work

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. “The unanimous endorsement from UN member States gives the international community the impetus we need to work together to tackle the formidable challenges confronting humanity and our planet, particularly those we face in the world of work,” says ILO Director-General […]

ILO and EIB join forces for more and better quality employment

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. The International Labour Organization and the European Investment Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce and expand cooperation between the two organizations in the field of employment and social affairs. Luxembourg (ILO News) – The Director-General of the International […]

Do we have to choose between creating jobs and protecting the climate?

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. As the negotiations on universal Sustainable Development Goals and a new global climate agreement enter the finishing straight, an old apprehension continues to linger: the perception that the world has to choose between creating jobs and prosperity for all and […]

ILO warns of widespread insecurity in the global labour market

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO). GENEVA (ILO News) – Only one quarter of workers worldwide is estimated to […]

Employers’ organizations work towards improving the enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. Representatives of employers’ organizations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, met in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 20-21 April 2015 at an ILO Sub-regional conference to discuss the Enabling Environment of Sustainable Enterprises (EESE). […]

ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. While there have been many achievements on gender equality since the Beijing Declaration on women rights was signed by 189 governments in 1995, many challenges remain, including a motherhood pay gap. News | 06 March 2015 GENEVA (ILO News) – […]

How microfinance develops decent work

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. An ILO research project shows how microfinance moves small enterprises out of the informal economy and into profit. Article | 17 February 2015 GENEVA (ILO News) – Rukhiya is proud of her Punchiri Catering unit. She named it, […]

Claude Akpokavie, Senior ILO Adviser:“Engaging in policy debates and organizing workers, are two key challenges faced by unions in Export processing zones”

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) has just published a Trade Union Manual on Export Processing Zones (EPZ). In this interview, Claude Akpokavie, ACTRAV’s focal point on EPZ explains the main lessons highlighted in the manual and the […]

ILO’s Bureau for Employers´Activities to publish new study on women in business and management

This article is brought to you through the meticulous study of International Labour Organization as a source. The Bureau for Employers’ Activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO-ACT/EMP)  is to launch the new study “Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum” on Monday, 12 January. This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a […]