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April 2014

  1. ILO activities in Arab States

    High risk of child labour for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    15 April 2014

    In response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the ILO has identified child labour as a priority issue. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide - to 60,000 - since the refugee influx began in 2011.

  2. Maritime Labour Convention

    New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  3. Tackling inequalities

    Global jobs gap widens even as recovery takes hold

    11 April 2014

    In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.

  4. 2014 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings

    ILO Chief: It's time to put jobs and growth back at the heart of International policy making

    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.

  5. Video

    ILO mission and objectives

    10 April 2014

  6. Video

    ILO History

    10 April 2014

  7. Video

    International Labour standards

    10 April 2014

    International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.

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