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October 2017

  1. © PEO ACWA 2017

    WESO 2017

    Innovative firms are more competitive and create more jobs

    20 October 2017

    The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2017: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs, released earlier this month shows innovative companies tend to be more productive, create more jobs and employ more skilled and female workers. ILO News discussed some of these findings with Marva Corley-Coulibaly, lead author of the report.

  2. © ILO/Cordova 2017

    New report ECLAC/ILO

    Urban unemployment will keep rising in Latin America and the Caribbean and is seen reaching 9.4% in 2017

    19 October 2017

    In a new joint report, ECLAC and the ILO indicate that labour conditions deteriorated in a context of low regional economic growth, although some signs of recovery exist.

  3. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

    What is the Equal Pay International Coalition?

    18 October 2017

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) was launched at the U.N. General Assembly in September 2017. Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO's WorkQuality department, explains what the coalition aims to achieve and why it is important to address the gender pay gap.

  4. © Long Hongtao / XINHUA 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 – Sustainable enterprises and jobs

    ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

    16 October 2017

    Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers should look into ways to make it easier for SMEs to access such external funding.

  5. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Achieving decent work and inclusive growth

    14 October 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the IMF.

  6. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    ILO calls for boosting global labour markets, social protection and social dialogue

    13 October 2017

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the Development Committee of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF.

  7. © WorldSkills Interna 2017


    Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    13 October 2017

    This week, as we prepare ILO’s participation in the World Skills Competition 2017, taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 15-18 October, we are left to reflect on a major theme which is troubling governments, employers, workers and young people across the globe – the so called skills mismatch.

  8. Blog

    The World of Work at the heart of WTO’s Public Forum 2017

    13 October 2017

    The World Trade Organization’s Public Forum is the WTO’s annual gathering for policymakers, academics, civil society and anyone with an interest or a stake in global trade and trade policy. This year’s forum, held at WTO headquarters in Geneva 26-28 September, was all about jobs, reflected also in the World Trade Report launched there, entitled “Trade, Technology and Jobs”. The ILO played an active role, speaking at five panels, including two by Deputy Director General Deborah Greenfield.

  9. International Day for Disaster Reduction

    ILO: Disaster Risk Reduction key to saving lives, livelihoods and businesses

    13 October 2017

    ILO encourages employment-centered response in line with its Recommendation 205.

  10. News

    The horror of modern slavery on screen

    12 October 2017

    50 for Freedom advocate and actor, Joaquín Furriel, was special guest of the International Labour Organization at a screening in Geneva of the award-winning movie, ‘The Boss: Anatomy of a crime.’