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World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) 2017

ILO flagship report to focus on sustainable enterprises and job creation in SMEs

Media advisory | 03 October 2017
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to publish its flagship report World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 (WESO) – Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs.

The new report will be released on Monday, 9 October at 20.00 GMT. It will provide figures and analysis on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and especially focus on job creation in SMEs over the last two decades.

The WESO 2017 also looks at how investing in workers and innovation in these enterprises while boosting trade and social dialogue can stem rising global unemployment.

The report and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 20:00 GMT (22:00 CET time) on Monday, 9 October.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, and associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request, starting on the morning of Monday, 9 October, by contacting .

For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing by ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Deborah Greenfield, will be held, under embargo, on Monday, 9 October at 10:00 a.m. in press room 1 at the Palais des Nations. They will receive the embargoed report automatically as soon as it becomes available.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication:, +4122/799-7912.

Broadcast coverage of the press conference will be made available for broadcasters upon request. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line may be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors. Please contact the ILO Multimedia Unit on +4122/799-7935 or by email: