International Labour Organization

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The Future of Work – Launch of the ILO’s Global Commission

The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and the President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, along with the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder launched a Global Commission on the Future of Work today at the International Labour Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at B-roll: Launch of the ILO’s Global … Continue reading

Future of work – ILO’s Symposium highlights

Highlights from the Symposium featuring voices from the world of work, leading thinkers in government and academia, and the youth on the challenges we’ll face in the Future of Work. Related Posts Education, Training and The Future of Work – Five majors issues POSTED BY MICHEL COURNOYER ⋅ MAY 4, 2017 ⋅ LEAVE A COMMENT Some … Continue reading

The disconnect between growth and employment (video) – ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017

Growth continues to disappoint, both in terms of its level but also in terms of its ability to make important inroads to making growth more inclusive. The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read … Continue reading

Labour Market Reforms – ILO/IZA Conference on assessing its effects

The ILO invited a panel of leading experts in labour market, social and economic issues for a panel discussion which was moderated by the DG to discuss the transformational changes taking place in the world of work as part of the Future of Work initiative. Source: ILO/IZA Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Labour Market … Continue reading

Global Job Market Outlook – Unemployment to increase by a further 3.4 million over the next two years ILO says

The global economic slowdown that occurred in 2015 is likely to have a delayed impact on labour markets in 2016, resulting in a rise in unemployment levels, particularly in emerging economies. Based on the most recent growth projections, global unemployment is expected to rise by nearly 2.3 million in 2016 and by a further 1.1 … Continue reading

ILO – The challenges world economies will face by 2017 (video)

The weak growth of 2015, coupled with slowdowns in major economies, spells trouble for the world of work in over the next few years. ILO researchers Veronica Escudero and Sameer Khatiwada lay out the challenges world economies will face by 2017. Source: World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016: WESO 2016: Our World Today

ILO – The future trends of 2016 and beyond (video)

The world of work faces significant challenges in the coming decade, with technological shifts, population aging and struggling economies changing the way we work. ILO researchers Sameer Khatiwada and Veronica Escudero lay out the future trends of 2016 and beyond. (Closed Captions available) Source: World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016: WESO 2016: Our … Continue reading

Maternity protection – A large majority of women workers, around 830 million, are not adequately covered in practice, mainly in developing countries

Most countries have adopted maternity protection provisions since 1919, when the ILO adopted the first Maternity Protection Convention, yet at least 830 million women workers still don’t have adequate protection, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report. In its report, Maternity and Paternity at Work: Law and practice across the world, the … Continue reading

Labour and social protection institutions are important ingredients of economic growth, quality jobs and human development writes ILO in its World of Work Report 2014

Labour and social protection institutions are important ingredients of economic growth, quality jobs and human development (Chapter 6). It is not possible to achieve economic diversification without active measures to tackle low product- ivity in agriculture and small and medium-sized enterprise, poor working condi- tion traps and high rates of informality. Sustained, strong growth is … Continue reading

Global unemployment hit 200mn last year says ILO, and it will worsen

Almost 200 million people around the world were unemployed last year, a report by the United Nations’ labour agency says. A report by the International Labour Organisation says latest statistics show an increase of almost five million compared with the previous year 2012. “This reflects the fact that employment is not expanding sufficiently fast to … Continue reading

Latin America and the Caribbean – Urban unemployment fell to historic lows in 2013 ILO reports

In 2013, the urban unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean once again fell to historic lows. The ILO estimates that the rate will reach 6.3% at the end of the year. This is good news for a region that had a double-digit unemployment rate a decade ago (11.1% in 2003). However, the impact … Continue reading

Latin American youth / Trapped by unemployment and informality says ILO

Latin America’s jobs-creating economic growth has not been strong enough in recent years to improve the employment outlook for young people trapped by unemployment and informality, the ILO said. “We are faced with a political challenge that calls for a determination to apply innovative and effective policies to confront labour market precariousness,” said Elizabeth Tinoco, … Continue reading

Youth Unemployment / The hardest hit by the global crisis says ILO

The world could face years of jobless economic recovery, with young people set to be hit hardest as global unemployment continues to rise this year, a report from the International Labour Organisation warns. As the World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss town of Davos on Wednesday with a focus on growing inequality, the … Continue reading

Long-term unemployment is increasing around the world says ILO

Unemployment spells for workers are becoming longer in some countries compared to the pre-crisis situation in 2008, according to the new edition of the ILO Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) Continue reading

Tackling Youth Unemployment / Try apprenticeships says ILO

The ILO was host this week to a Sub-Regional Workshop on Apprenticeship Systems in Europe, where government, workers’ and employers’ representatives had the chance to exchange ideas and best practices on successful apprenticeship systems in the continent. Apprenticeship systems have played an important role in certain countries to help reduce youth unemployment. Watch the videos … Continue reading

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