22 March 2018
Lebanon has a new children’s choir – but this is a choir with a difference. All its members have, at some point in their lives, engaged in child labour – some in its worst and most hazardous forms. The choir is made up of Lebanese as well as Syrian and Palestinian refugee children. The choir’s first performance at the Presidential Palace in Baabda on the outskirts of the capital Beirut was attended by the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun.
23 January 2018
As the global economy recovers but with a growing labour force, global unemployment in 2018 is projected to remain at a similar level to last year’s, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). According to the "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018", the global unemployment rate has been stabilizing after a rise in 2016. It is expected to have reached 5.6 per cent in 2017, with the total number of unemployed exceeding 192 million persons.
29 November 2017
According to new data presented in the World Social Protection Report 2017/19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals , only 45 per cent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit, while the remaining 55 per cent– 4 billion people – are left unprotected.
20 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.
08 November 2017
At its 331st Session, the International Labour Organization's Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.
09 October 2017
Download video coverage of the press briefing to launch the World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 report on sustainable enterprises at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, with additional archive b-roll of skills training and workplaces.
21 August 2017
The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and the President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, along with the ILO Director-General Guy Ryder launched a Global Commission on the Future of Work today at the International Labour Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
B-roll: WESO Trends for 2017: Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy
14 June 2017
The World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends for Women 2017 provides figures and analysis on women in the labour market, including the huge economic benefits that could be made by closing gender gaps.
12 June 2017
Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. At the same time, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year. A third of them are children. A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. The World Day Against Child Labour this year focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.
05 June 2017
Without dialogue there is no progress, said President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay during the opening session of the annual International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva. In his speech to the delegates of some 187 countries he warned that “we must not wait for the future, we must build it.”