Media advisory

ILO to launch new report addressing the looming global care crisis

Media advisory | 20 June 2018
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its new report, Care work and care jobs for the future of work, on Thursday, 28 June at 11:00 GMT.

It provides an estimates of the necessary investment needed to avoid a looming global care crisis as well as new figures on the number of people in need of care, including children and older persons. It also looks at the number of jobs that could be created.

The report includes policy recommendations as well as a wide range of global and regional statistics and analysis, including on unpaid care work and the gender imbalance in care work.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report and associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request, starting on the morning of Thursday, 28 June in the morning, by contacting newsroom@ilo.org.

For UNOG accredited correspondents: A press briefing by Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO’s WORKQUALITY Department and Shauna Olney, Chief of the ILO Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), will be held, under embargo, on Thursday, 28 June at 10:00 a.m. in press room 1 at the Palais des Nations. Embargoed documents will be sent to them automatically as soon as they become available.

The report and all associated material and information are under strict embargo until 11.00 GMT (13:00 Geneva time) on Thursday, 28 June.

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

Video coverage of the press conference is available, upon request immediately following the event. The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can be booked for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +4122/799-7935 or multimedia@ilo.org.