June 2013

  1. Work Sharing during the Great Recession: New developments and beyond

    18 June 2013

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.

  2. The Impact of Trade on Employment and Poverty Reduction, UNCTAD Trade and Development Commission

    17 June 2013

    Presented by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Assistant Director-General for Policy, ILO

May 2013

  1. © Leon Neal / AFP 2015

    A forum for the voice of youth

    24 May 2013

    A new interactive on-line platform aims to engage young people and find solutions to the youth employment crisis.

  2. The Informal Economy and Decent Work: A Policy Resource Guide supporting transitions to formality

    15 May 2013

    This practical Policy Resource Guide is the first initiative to bring together a synthesis of knowledge, policy innovations and good practices facilitating transition to formality.

  3. Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade, and Employment (ILO-UNCTAD)

    14 May 2013

    The edited volume “Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade and Employment” is the outcome of a technical cooperation project entitled “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade and Employment” managed jointly by the European Commission and the International Labour Office (ILO) with funding from the European Union, and collaborative work between the ILO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The research findings in this volume emphasize the need to make agriculture (or re-establish it as) a high policy priority, particularly in the domains of development, trade, and employment.

April 2013

  1. Remarks at launch event of the European Business Campaign: “Skills for Jobs”

    18 April 2013

    by Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Assistant Director General for Policy, ILO at the session on “Reaching impact and scaling up”

  2. Youth guarantees: a response to the youth employment crisis?

    04 April 2013

    Employment Policy Brief

March 2013

  1. Boosting economic dynamics and job growth: the potential of industrial policies

    The ILO and Friedrich Ebert Foundation organise a joint workshop to exchange experience between Government representatives from African, Asian and Latin American countries, international organisations and researchers on the role of industrial policies in accelerating the dynamics of productive transformation for job growth.

February 2013

  1. © Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP 2015

    Environmental sustainability is not a job killer

    27 February 2013

    ILO Green Jobs Programme coordinator, Peter Poschen, outlines the business and job opportunities that could emerge from a shift to a greener economy.

  2. Inter-Agency Workshop: Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy

    The ILO organizes an Inter-Agency Workshop in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and the Green Growth Working Group of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). Participants of this workshop will review and compare current approaches, tools and practices to assess and promote jobs and social inclusion in a green economy.