News

November 2012

  1. The World at a Crossroads: The employment challenge facing the world today

    25 November 2012

    Keynote Speech by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs Executive Director for Employment, ILO, at the Rokin-ILO International Symposium

  2. Healing pharmacies

    12 November 2012

    As the International Year of Cooperatives draws to an end, ILO News looks at how cooperatives in Turkey offer customers easier and safer access to medicines.

  3. ECLAC and ILO Predict that Unemployment Will Fall Again to 6.4% in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012

    05 November 2012

    The two United Nations agencies indicate that there remain structural problems that have a negative effect on the labour market situation of young people.

  4. International labour Office comments on the World Bank’s “World Development Report 2013: Jobs”

    02 November 2012

    World Bank’s “World Development Report 2013: Jobs”, ILO 2 November 2012.

  5. Comments by M. Salazar-Xirinachs at Launching Event The World Bank’s 2013 World Development Report on Jobs

    01 November 2012

    Statement by Jose M. Salazar-Xirinachs at Launching Event of the Report organized by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the World Bank, Bern, 1 November 2012.

October 2012

  1. Asia-Pacific: Quality and quantity of jobs dropping

    22 October 2012

    Slowing growth in many Asian countries has accentuated labour market challenges in a region that has the world’s largest youth population, and where precarious work is widespread.

  2. Cultivating the green shoots of rural areas

    18 October 2012

    The ILO looks to harnessing the potential of the world’s rural areas as city dwellers in the developing world struggle to find work.

  3. Young and older workers, two sides of the same coin

    08 October 2012

    Many of the countries that are suffering from huge youth unemployment levels are also experiencing population ageing. Isn’t it time to start thinking of older workers as a category that deserves specific attention?

  4. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

September 2012

  1. Promoting longer life and ensuring work ability

    19 September 2012

    Address by Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director for Employment (ILO), at UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Ministerial Conference on Ageing - Vienna, Austria.