All ILO Newsroom content

October 2016

  1. Our impact, their stories

    Financial skills help shaping a better future

    25 October 2016

    An ILO project in Indonesia enhances labour productivity, employment opportunities and entrepreneurship in key rural activities.

  2. © Bruna cs 2016

    Labour situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Labour indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to deteriorate in the midst of regional economic contraction

    19 October 2016

    ECLAC/ILO report indicates that urban unemployment increased during the first semester of 2016 and could reach 8.6 per cent for the year on average, with a marked variation between countries and subregions.

  3. © Tim Shields 2016

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    The real cost of extreme poverty

    17 October 2016

    Statement of the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  4. The Future of Work

    'Social dialogue is vital to meeting the challenge of the future of work'

    13 October 2016

    ILO Director-General addresses a meeting on the future of work between the Italian government and employers' and workers' organizations at the country's parliament in Rome.

  5. Our impact, their stories

    “I didn’t have a life, but now I feel strong”

    11 October 2016

    An ILO-US-funded project brings financial independence to Egyptian women who used to stay at home and were dependent on their families.

  6. Blog

    What do we really know about income inequality?

    10 October 2016

    If you watch the news or read the papers, chances are you have heard about income inequality. The issue is complex and polarizing. But what does income inequality really mean?

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Back to school: Remedial classes for working children begin in Kyrgyzstan

    08 October 2016

    Three formal remedial classes for children with breaks in their education, school drop-outs and child labourers have started at the secondary school No. 94 in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.

  8. © Daniel Garzon/AFP 2016

    Nobel Peace Prize

    ILO Director-General welcomes Nobel Peace Prize for Colombian President Santos

    08 October 2016

  9. News

    Guy Ryder says decent work key to reducing poverty, inequality and breaking out of the slow growth trap

    07 October 2016

    In statements to the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the World Bank Development Committee in Washington, the head of the ILO noted that against the backdrop of slowing growth, the outlook for labour markets remains troubled and likely to worsen.

  10. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Inclusive growth and development founded on decent work for all

    06 October 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the 2016 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the IMF.