Articles

2018

  1. Mind the gap: Differing perspectives of men and women economists may affect policy outcomes

    12 June 2018

  2. 107th International Labour Conference: Facebook interviews

    04 June 2018

    Facebook interviews featuring representatives of the ILO Employment Policy Department.

  3. A tremendous challenge: More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population make their living in the informal economy

    21 May 2018

  4. ILO hosts conference on Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    15 May 2018

  5. Global Forum on Migration and Development holds thematic workshop on labour migration and skills

    04 May 2018

  6. Creating opportunities for young women through youth employment programmes

    03 April 2018

    A plethora of forces drive gender disparities in youth employment, yet innovative youth employment programs can respond to gender issues. ILO Taqeem presents impact evaluation results of a youth entrepreneurship TV programme in Egypt.

  7. “We cannot live without doing anything”

    16 March 2018

    Kinofelis, a public works programme in Greece, has helped some 45,000 beneficiaries find a job, giving new hope to communities in the crisis-shaken country. The ILO was asked by the European Commission to improve the programme by focusing on skills, social protection and the payment of the minimum wage.

  8. Empowering Women in the Rural Economy

    27 February 2018

    The goal of the policy guidance notes is to offer guidance to policymakers, the social partners and development practitioners on ways to effectively address employment- and labour-related issues in the rural context.

2017

  1. Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    30 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  2. Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy

    27 November 2017

    The Academy on Rural Employment takes place from 27 November to 8 December at ILO/ITC Campus in Turin

  3. Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    30 October 2017

    ILO Taqeem blogs about their participation at the World Skills Competition 2017 held in Abu Dhabi

  4. Decent jobs for rural youth

    30 October 2017

    An article by the ILO Youth Employment Programme appeared in Rural21, the International Journal for Rural Development

  5. ‘Barefoot engineering’: How to boost rural development and local youth employment

    20 September 2017

    Shortage of engineers in rural areas has been affecting the quality and effective service delivery of the infrastructure works launched under MGNREGA in India. A training programme, set up by the Ministry of Rural Development with technical assistance of the ILO, addresses the skills gap while providing decent jobs to thousands of discouraged youth and promoting sustainable development in rural areas.

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    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

  7. ILO Response to the Ecuador earthquake

    25 July 2017

    Following the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude that hit Ecuador in April 2016, causing significant damage and affecting several important sectors of the economy, the Government of Ecuador asked the ILO to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in coordination with the United Nations system.

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    ILO meeting to focus on jobs and skills mismatch

    10 May 2017

    ILO News talked to Paul Comyn, Senior Vocational Skills and Development Specialist in the ILO’s SKILLS branch, about the key focuses of the first annual International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch from 11-12 May in Geneva.

  9. Basmadi can laugh now, surviving the disaster with bike repair business

    15 March 2017

    The eruption of Mt. Sinabung has changed the life of Basmadi Kapri Peranginangin. The disaster has ruined his village and livelihoods, but he has now risen with new hopes and dreams with his new business.

  10. Employment Opportunities through Apprenticeship scheme for Youth in Bosasso

    03 February 2017

    Fishing industry in Somalia has high potential for growth and job creation especially for the youth.

  11. ILO and PMGSY – Road to ending poverty and creating prosperity

    20 January 2017

    ILO is associated with the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) programme in India to enhance rural road connectivity and its maintenance.

2016

  1. Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.