The ILO Office for the European Union and the Benelux countries

  • © ILO/Marcel Crozet

    Partnering in Asia

    Promoting responsible supply chains in Asia

    A new joint action by the European Union, the ILO and the OECD on responsible supply chains will promote corporate social responsibility with regard to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

  • © S.Samanian / ABADE programme

    International Women's Day

    Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

    Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions at work.

  • Gender and European Economic Policy

    Survey of European economists finds sizable gender gaps in opinions

    Male and female economists in Europe hold different views on core precepts and methods as well as policy, according to a study based on a survey of economists in EU countries.

  • © © Peder Sterll

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018

    European unemployment expected to continue to decrease

    The ILO’s flagship World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018 report suggests that in Europe, due to sustained better-than-expected economic activity, the unemployment rate has decreased from 9.2 per cent in 2016 to 8.5 per cent in 2017, the lowest rate since 2008.