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October 2018

  1. 20th Session of the International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    ILO Director-General closes historic labour statistics Conference

    19 October 2018

    Conference offers the world new statistical tools which will provide policy makers with much needed information on emerging and less visible forms of employment.

  2. ILO100

    Voices from the world of work in Latin America

    17 October 2018

    As part of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) video voices series, created to mark the Organization’s 100th anniversary in 2019, constituents from Latin America share their thoughts on how the ILO has helped to build understanding and constructive relations in the world of work.

  3. © Paulo Alegria 2018


    An alternative path from crisis to recovery – growing through decent jobs

    16 October 2018

    Portugal has witnessed a remarkable economic and labour market recovery, resulting in substantial job creation. The country’s experience shows that there are alternatives paths to fiscal consolidation, other than the “austerity” policies that focus on reducing government deficits and the accumulation of debt. Policy makers elsewhere could learn from this.

  4. Gender equality

    Beware! Forgers and Helicopters may be damaging your business

    15 October 2018

    Have you ever worked with a Forger? Or a Helicopter? Or an Interpreter? I’ve worked with them all, but not because I work alongside James Bond. What’s more, I bet you have too, along with their colleagues, the Monopoliser and the Interrupter.

  5. World Development Report 2019

    International Labour Office expresses concern about World Bank report on future of work

    12 October 2018

    Following the publication of the World Development Report 2019 on ‘The Changing Nature of Work’, the International Labour Office questions the approach to some key issues addressed in the publication.

  6. © Miguel M. Almeida 2018

    ILO study

    ILO: Portugal’s post-crisis policies boosted growth and employment

    12 October 2018

    Successful results were supported by social dialogue between government and the social partners.

  7. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    12 October 2018

  8. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    The future of work must be more equal

    12 October 2018

    In a statement to the development committee at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, highlighted the ‘warning signs’ facing the global economy.

  9. International Day of the Girl

    Building a Skilled GirlForce for a more equal world

    11 October 2018

    On this year’s International Day of the Girl, on October 11, the global community should rethink how we prepare girls for a successful transition into the world of work. The world’s 600 million adolescent girls each have the potential, strength, creativity and energy to meet global industry demands.

  10. 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    “Making the invisible visible”

    09 October 2018

    The 20th ILO International Conference of Labour Statisticians opened in Geneva on 10 October 2018. An interview with Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of ILO Statistics, about some of the key issues on the agenda.