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October 2019

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    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

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    Informality

    Lima’s Gamarra market: The benefits of moving to the formal economy

    09 October 2019

    Combating informality is key to governments’ efforts to reduce inequality and social exclusion. This is particularly true in Peru where many employees work in informal conditions.

  3. Future of work

    ILO Director-General warns of new brutalism in politics

    08 October 2019

    In a speech to German trade union IG Metall in Nuremberg, Guy Ryder warns of challenge to the basic values of social justice, tolerance, solidarity and humanity. Calls for sincere process of social dialogue between trade unions and employers to ensure a human-centred future of work.

  4. Blog

    Voices in your ear

    03 October 2019

    Many people associate the development of simultaneous interpreting with the Nuremberg trials that took place after the Second World War. In fact, it was the ILO – under its first Director, Albert Thomas – that gave birth to the concept. This week the ILO and the University of Geneva are celebrating 100 years of conference interpreting.

  5. Article

    What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  6. Beyond the glass ceiling

    Beyond the glass ceiling: Why businesses need women at the top

    02 October 2019

    Women are better educated and more active in the labour force than ever, and are increasingly working in managerial roles. Yet despite these gains, their representation in top positions in business still lags behind that of men.

  7. Video

    How the green economy policies will impact the African labour market

    02 October 2019

    A Regional training hub is being established in the South African city of Pretoria this year by the ILO, this will create the necessary skills and jobs missing in the continent's green economy.

  8. Blog

    Older workers are most discouraged in these countries

    01 October 2019

    Australia and Chile, 13,000 kilometres apart, have one thing in common: discouraged older workers.

September 2019

  1. Video

    Ghana GAIN training

    26 September 2019

    Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network in Ghana

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    Article

    Future of work takes centre stage at UNGA

    24 September 2019

    ILO-led discussions relating to the future of work played a key role at the UN General Assembly in New York. Follow the highlights here.