20 October 2008
The global financial crisis could increase world unemployment by an estimated 20 million women and men, the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) said today. “The important thing is not to forget that the financial crisis is affecting real people in their life, in their family life and in communities, it's affecting the real economy,” he added.
Income inequalities: An interview with Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO's International Institute for Labour Studies
15 October 2008
Despite strong economic growth that has produced millions of new jobs since the early 1990s, income inequality grew dramatically in most regions of the world and is expected to increase due to the current global financial crisis, according to a new study "World of Work Report 2008: Income inequalities in the age of financial globalization" published by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
01 October 2008
"Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization," says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.
Message from Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the Occasion of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
01 July 2008
06 June 2008
Daniel Funes de Rioja, Executive Vice-President of the International Organization of Employers, discusses the Decent Work agenda, informality in the Latin American economy and the relevance of the International Labour Organization to today's world.
28 May 2008
With three quarters of the world's poor living in rural areas, strategies to promote rural jobs are key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals of reducing poverty and hunger by 50 per cent before the year 2015. "Rural labour markets have changed," says Michael Henriques, Director of the ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department in an interview with ILO TV. "Globalization has had a major impact on the conditions of rural areas. The benefits of globalization are not spread equally." Delegates at the 97th International Labour Conference will discuss the promotion of rural employment for poverty reduction and produce a plan of action for the ILO to implement.
16 May 2008
UNHCR Liberia Representative Renata Dubini and ILO/UNHCR Consultant Sam Odera Oteng talk about the rationale behind the ILO-UNCHR Partnership: UNHCR's strong field presence combined with ILO's technical expertise on job creation, makes it an ideal partnership to guarantee not only a sustainable return but also to consolidate peace and stability in Liberia.
Interview with Ibrahim Awad, ILO Director of the International Migration Programme, on a rights-based approach to managing migration
20 November 2007
Measuring a microfinance institution's efficiency: Interview with Bernd Balkhenhol, editor of the new book "Microfinance and public policy"
20 November 2007
Bernd Balkhenhol, editor of the new book "Microfinance and public policy: Outreach, performance and efficiency", talks to ILO TV about how efficiency is a fundamental performance criterion for public donors to consider when investing in microfinance institutions.
03 September 2007
New ILO report says US leads the world in labour productivity; some regions are catching up, but most lag far behind