01 July 2014
"Access to social protection enables people living with HIV to keep their jobs, keep their children in school and access anti-retroviral treatment" says Alice Ouedraogo, Chief of the ILO's HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS), which has produced the new report: "ACCESS to and EFFECTS of social protection on workers living with HIV and their households: An analytical report".
13 June 2014
Sam Gurney, Governing Body Workers’ Spokesperson (MNE Segment) explains the increasingly important role multinational entrerprises play in today’s globalized economy and underlines the importance of the new follow-up mechanism to the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adopted by the ILO Governing Body in March 2014.
03 June 2014
Since 2010 many countries' governments have reduced investment in social protection measures just when they are needed most, says Isabel Ortiz, Director of the Social Protection department at the ILO. A new ILO report: "World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice", shows that social protection floors are affordable, however, and can have a significant impact on reducing inequalities and poverty. (Closed Captions available)
27 May 2014
For countries to develop in a sustainable way, trade liberalization and investment in education are not enough: quality jobs are crucial, says Raymond Torres, Director of the Research Department at the ILO.
20 May 2014
17 April 2014
ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Gilbert Houngbo is in Bangladesh this week to mark the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed over 1,100 garment workers. ILO News spoke to him about the key challenges facing employers, unions, the government and the international community in the months and years ahead.
11 April 2014
While participating at the spring meetings of the 2014 IMF and World Bank, ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder, pointed out that if pre-crisis trends in employment growth had continued, 62 million more women and men would have been working in 2013 when global unemployment reached 202 million. Unless growth picks up, the jobs gap will widen to 75 million by 2018.
26 March 2014
In Myanmar everything is being reformed, says Steve Marshall, the ILO's liaison officer in Myanmar. From tackling forced labour and helping discharged child soldiers, to supporting the capacity building of labour organizations and the creation of new labour legislation, the ILO is working closely with the government and newly emerging employers' and workers' organizations in Myanmar as the country moves towards greater democracy. The ILO's activities in Myanmar were one of the topics discussed at the 320th Session of the Governing Body of the Organization.
20 January 2014
The grim labour market is forcing many workers to take on jobs far below their skill levels. ILO's economist Ekkehard Ernst, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Employment Trends report, discusses measures that can be implemented to address skills mismatch and enhance the efficiency of labour markets.
20 January 2014
Over 200 million people are unemployed in the world, and many have dropped out the labour market, too discouraged to even look for a job. Harshly hit are young people, whose unemployment rate is three times the adult rate. ILO's economist Christian Viegelahn, co-author of the 2014 edition of the Global Employment Trends report, warns of a gloomy outlook for jobs in 2014.