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January 2015

  1. Domestic Workers Convention (N°189)

    Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!

  2. Video

    Ratifications of C108 - Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958 (No. 108)

    26 January 2015

  3. Video

    Ratifications of C185 - Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

    26 January 2015

  4. © Tom Perry / World Bank 2015

    World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

    Private sector services and the care economy, key engines of job creation

    22 January 2015

    ILO report points to accelerating job growth in private sector services over the next 5 years and an increasing demand for higher-skilled workers.

  5. ILO flagship report

    Profound changes in job markets

    20 January 2015

    Christian Viegelahn, Economist in the ILO Research Department, discusses the profound changes taking place in the job market, from the types of skills needed, to work being replaced by machines. These employment trends are explored in the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

  6. ILO flagship report

    The impact of long-term unemployment

    20 January 2015

    Steven Tobin, Team Leader in the ILO's Research Department, looks at the impact of long-term unemployment in advanced economies and the job prospects for young people in developing economies, based on the ILO's flagship report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015". (Closed Captions available)

  7. ILO flagship report

    The report in short: World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015

    20 January 2015

    Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the ILO's Job-friendly Macroeconomic Policies Team, discusses the main findings of the flagship ILO report: "World Employment & Social Outlook Trends 2015", including a forecast of global unemployment levels and the factors behind this trend, such as continuing inequality. (Closed Captions available)

  8. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Employment trends across regions in 2015

    20 January 2015

  9. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

  10. Blog post

    How can we create decent jobs in the digital age? Blog post by ILO director General

    19 January 2015

    Blog post published on the World Economic Forum website. by ILO director-General Guy Ryder