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November 2015

  1. News

    ILO to support Greece in boosting labour market policies and the social economy

    26 November 2015

    The ILO Director General today met with Greek ministers, worker and employer representatives in Athens to discuss the country's response to economic and unemployment issues.

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    Sustainable development

    10 action points towards a greener economy

    26 November 2015

    Just before the opening of the Paris climate conference that is expected to set new ambitious targets to move to a low-carbon economy, ILO Green Jobs Programme Coordinator Kees van der Ree outlines ten steps that can facilitate a transition to a green economy.

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    Labour exploitation

    Forced labour in fishing: How big is the problem?

    24 November 2015

    An international Conference on Labour Exploitation in the Fishing Sector in the Atlantic Region will discuss forced labour and human trafficking in the fishing industry on 25-26 November in Oslo, Norway. ILO News spoke with Rebecca Surtees, conference panelist and Senior Researcher at NEXUS Institute*, United States, about possible remedies to labour exploitation in the industry.

  4. Oslo Conference

    International Conference on Labour Exploitation in the Fishing Sector in the Atlantic Region

    23 November 2015

  5. COP 21

    How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

    23 November 2015

    In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.

  6. Blog

    The vital role of social protection in the fight against inequality

    20 November 2015

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    Youth Employment

    UN Chiefs endorse Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    18 November 2015

    UN Chief Executives Board endorses Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which ILO Director-General hails as exemplary system-wide effort for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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    ILO Forced Labour Convention

    Norway ratification clinches landmark ILO forced labour protocol

    18 November 2015

    Norway has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate modern slavery.

  9. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2015

    KILM and the Sustainable Development Goals

    17 November 2015

    Rafael Diez de Medina, the Director of the ILO's Department of Statistics, explains the importance of indicators for the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and the role that the ILO's Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) will play in creating effective policy measures. (Closed Captions available)

  10. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2015

    Higher education no guarantee of a job

    17 November 2015

    The education level of the labour force is improving worldwide but access to a higher education is not leading to lower unemployment at the global level, says ILO economist Rosina Gammarano, a contributor to the 9th edition of the ILO’s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market” (KILM). (Closed Captions available)