08 March 2018
On International Women’s Day, the ILO draws attention to the challenges rural women face at work and explores ideas for bridging the gaps. Investing in rural women is the right thing to do as addressing gender inequality and promoting decent work for rural women will translate into economic and social gains for all.
08 March 2018
This global snapshot looks at the progress made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects by examining the gaps between men and women according to indicators such as labour force participation, unemployment and vulnerable employment.
08 February 2018
With over 65 million unemployed youth worldwide and 145 million young workers living in poverty, youth employment remains a global challenge and a top policy concern. The ILO has had a long-standing commitment to promote decent work for youth. Supported by a unique tripartite structure that brings together the key players in the world of work, ILO’s activities on youth employment span over advocacy, knowledge development and dissemination, policy and technical advice and capacity building services.
22 January 2018
The ILO’s flagship report, World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market and looks at global and regional employment trends. The report also focuses on efforts that need to be put in place to improve the quality of work for jobholders, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment.
11 January 2018
Listen to the inspiring stories of women in Pakistan who have carved a place for themselves in the world of work. Their experiences are part of a Canadian-funded ILO project, which aims to promote gender equality at work and enhance women’s skills and employability in Pakistan.
22 December 2017
Thanks to an ILO/China South South cooperation project, people like Phatt Veng and Vatsana Latthaphon can benefit from the improved employment services in their countries. Their lives have changed for the better.
18 December 2017
To tackle abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, the ILO has developed general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment of migrant labour. These guidelines help inform the work of the ILO, other organizations, national legislatures and the social partners to promote and ensure fair recruitment.
29 November 2017
The ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2017-19 provides recent data on social protection systems around the world, and monitors progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It shows that more efforts are needed to extend coverage in many countries, but achieving universal social protection is possible.
09 October 2017
The ILO looks at six key ingredients to promote sustainable enterprises and have a win-win situation of high competitiveness and decent work. Find out more in the ILO’s 2017 report: “World Employment and Social Outlook – Sustainable enterprises and jobs: Formal enterprises and decent work”.
02 October 2017
From a Russian retiree supplementing his pension as a freelance taxi driver, to a Greek handball player re-trained as an office clerk in Germany and a new mother working from home in the UK, here are some of the experiences of people making their way through the world of work in Europe and Central Asia.