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  1. Labour market gender gap: Two steps forward, one step back

    11 December 2012

    The gender gap in global labour markets showed some convergence in the earlier part of the last decade but increased after the crisis erupted in 2007, according to an ILO report produced in collaboration with UN Women. The picture varies considerably among regions.

  2. Norway supports skills and entrepreneurship for youth in Yemen

    10 December 2012

    The ILO and the Government of Norway have launched a project to promote skills development and youth entrepreneurship in Yemen in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, trade unions and employers’ organizations.

  3. Economic crisis leads to huge changes in working practices

    10 December 2012

    Large numbers of employees are getting lower wages because they are working fewer hours and doing less overtime. Many are also ‘work sharing’ - in order to avoid being laid off.

  4. Wage growth slows globally despite increases in emerging countries

    07 December 2012

    New ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages in developed countries and some resilience in emerging economies.

  5. Workers getting a smaller slice of the pie

    07 December 2012

    Workers have been getting a smaller share of national income, as a bigger slice has gone to profits in most countries. This trend has wide-ranging economic and social implications.

  6. Minimum wages key to cutting working poverty, says ILO

    07 December 2012

    Minimum wages reduce working poverty and protect vulnerable workers. Their levels reflect both the needs of workers and the prevailing economic conditions and level of national income.

  7. Connecting with Employers

    The workshop connects employers and workers with UNRWA’s Employment Services Centres and raises awareness about the legal and administrative procedures concerning Palestinian employment in Lebanon.

  8. Message by ILO's Director-General on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2012

    02 December 2012

  9. Message by ILO's Director-General on World AIDS Day 2012

    01 December 2012

    This World AIDS day commemoration carries a unanimous hope that the world can bring an end to AIDS.

  10. Launch of the report "Working with Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon (1980-2012): A Mapping of NGO Services"

    The report traces the history of NGO involvement with women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon and explores approaches underlying NGO interventions and partnerships. It also provides a directory of the services currently available to MDWs across Lebanon