News and Press releases

November 2010

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

July 2010

  1. ILO launches implementation phase of new international labour standard at XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010)

    22 July 2010

    The ILO held a series of events under the theme “Preventing HIV, Protecting human rights at work” at the AIDS 2010 Conference to mark the launch of a new labour standard adopted by ILO government, employer and worker representatives in June. With its constituents, the ILO focused on developing strong partnerships with the international community of donors, stakeholders implementing HIV policies and programmes and people living with HIV to reduce stigma and discrimination for all workers living with HIV or believed to be HIV positive, to give a new impetus to prevention efforts.

June 2010

  1. ILO Director-General urges G20 to stay focussed on reducing the global jobs deficit

    28 June 2010

    International Labour Organization Director-General Juan Somavia today welcomed the G20 Leaders’ statement from Toronto in which they gave the “highest priority to safeguard and strengthen the recovery and to the next steps they should take to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs”.

  2. ILO conference adopts unprecedented new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS

    17 June 2010

    Governments, employers and workers meeting at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a new international labour standard on HIV and AIDS - the first international human rights instrument to focus specifically on the issue in the world of work.

  3. ILO warns of new threats to global economic and jobs recovery from debt crisis and financial instability

    01 June 2010

    Growing instability in financial markets and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe may put global economic and jobs recovery efforts at risk, according to a report by International Labour Office Director-General Juan Somavia to be discussed at the ILO’s annual conference.