24 March 2009
The Director-General of the International Labour Organization called for a “Global Jobs Pact” to forestall a “prolonged and severe” jobs crisis that would lead to a massive increase in unemployment and working poverty.
ILO warns economic crisis could generate up to 22 million more unemployed women in 2009, jeopardize equality gains at work and at home
05 March 2009
The economic crisis is expected to increase the number of unemployed women by up to 22 million in 2009, the International Labour Office (ILO) says in its annual Global Employment Trends for Women report (GET), adding that the global jobs crisis is expected to worsen sharply with the deepening of the recession in 2009.
ILO delegates call for urgent new policy measures to address growing job losses in the financial sector
27 February 2009
Worker, employer and government representatives called for urgent new policies and measures to mitigate the severe impact of the global financial and economic crisis on the more than 20 million financial sector workers worldwide and to stimulate a sustainable economic recovery.
23 February 2009
More than 100 senior representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, gather here on 24-25 February to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on the more than 20 million people employed in the financial sector worldwide.
Unemployment, working poor and vulnerable employment to increase dramatically due to global economic crisis
28 January 2009
The global economic crisis is expected to lead to a dramatic increase in the number of people joining the ranks of the unemployed, working poor and those in vulnerable employment, the International Labour Office (ILO) says in its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET).
ILO warns of cuts in real wages for millions of workers in 2009 – Declines follow decade in which wages failed to keep pace with economic growth
25 November 2008
The global economic crisis is expected to lead to painful cuts in the wages of millions of workers worldwide in the coming year, according to a new report published today by the International Labour Office (ILO).
Regional Meeting adopts Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15: Sets ambitious targets to be achieved by 2015
27 April 2007
Faced with a continental challenge of growth that is failing to create enough better quality jobs to stop rising unemployment and an increasing number of people living in poverty, top worker, employer and government representatives of the ILO's African member States today adopted a sweeping new "Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15".
XIth African Regional Meeting opens with calls for continent-wide mobilization for decent work: 10,000 African women and men added each day to growing ranks of extreme working poor
24 April 2007
Noting that "growth with few good jobs is not politically sustainable", ILO Director-General Juan Somavia today called for a new development approach in Africa which "puts people at the centre of development and judges the success of economic and social policy according to what happens to people at work."
11th ILO African Regional Meeting, Addis Ababa, 24-27 April - Despite upturn, African economies still lack enough decent jobs: Governments, employers and workers to discuss new "policy portfolio" for reducing poverty, creating decent work
23 April 2007
Widespread economic growth and increased productivity in Africa has been insufficient to reduce the growing numbers of unemployed and working poor, according to new analyses prepared by the International Labour Office (ILO).
17 May 2000
The National Council for Construction (NCC) in partnership with the Zambia Green Jobs Programme is organising a training workshop on green building practices and technologies targeting planners, architects and engineers to enhance skills and appreciation for green construction as well as building institutional capacity.