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.”
05 June 2017
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference that job creation and the protection of the planet can and must work together for a sustainable future. The ILC opened today with the election of Luis Ernesto Carles Rudy, Minister of Labour of Panama, as President. The annual meeting of the International Labour Org. gathers over 4000 representatives of government, employers and workers from the UN agency’s 187 member states to set labour standards and foster progress in the world of work.
13 January 2017
Growth continues to disappoint, both in terms of its level but also in terms of its ability to make important inroads to making growth more inclusive. The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market.