News and Press releases

January 2011

  1. ILO report warns weak jobs recovery to continue through 2011 - youth employment a world priority

    24 January 2011

    With global unemployment, as officially measured, at record highs for the third straight year since the start of the economic crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned in its annual employment trends survey that weak recovery in jobs is likely to continue in 2011, especially in developed economies.

December 2010

  1. Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis - Data for Africa to be presented

    15 December 2010

    Global Wage Report - Data for the Africa region will be presented on 17 December in Dakar, Senegal.

November 2010

  1. ILO to launch new Global Report on Wage Trends during the crisis

    30 November 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) will launch the second edition of its Global Wage Report which provides a global analysis of wage trends during the crisis using the latest world, regional and country-level estimates.

  2. ILO Governing Body concludes discussions on policy coherence, social protection in jobs crisis response

    19 November 2010

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) examined initiatives to secure a jobs-rich recovery and more policy coherence in the international system at its meeting in Geneva on 4-19 November. It also took a number of decisions regarding fundamental rights at work.

  3. Social security plays critical role in times of crisis, but still eludes much of the world

    16 November 2010

    A new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) says that while social security measures have played a critical role in reducing the social impact of economic crises both now and in the past, basic social security coverage remains out of reach for most of the world, especially in low-income countries.

  4. ILO to assist Nigeria on the Global Jobs Pact

    02 November 2010

    The International Labour Organization will assist Nigeria in the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact

September 2010

  1. World of Work Report 2010: ILO says long “labour market recession” worsens social outlook in many countries

    30 September 2010

    A new report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says a long “labour market recession” is worsening the social outlook in many countries.

August 2010

  1. ILO Technical Assistance Package for Zimbabwe Launch

    27 August 2010

    On Friday 27th August, 2010, the Government of Zimbabwe, ZCTU, EMCOZ and the ILO jointly launched a technical assistance package to the country. The technical assistance is in follow-up to the Commission of Inquiry on the application of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98) that visited Zimbabwe last year.

  2. ILO and IMF Conference in Oslo to address ways of accelerating a job-rich crisis recovery

    18 August 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a joint conference to be hosted by the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, on 13 September 2010, in Oslo, to explore new ways of forging a sustainable, job-rich recovery from the global economic crisis.

  3. World economic crisis has spurred a record increase in youth unemployment says ILO

    11 August 2010

    Global youth unemployment has reached its highest level on record, and is expected to increase through 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report issued to coincide with the launch of the UN International Youth Year on 12 August.