News

January 2017

  1. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2017

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers and their families now ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    18 January 2017

    Foreign ships entering the ports of States for which the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is in force will be inspected for compliance by port State control authorities.

  2. © IEMS HKUST 2017

    Skills for the future

    ILO, Russia renew cooperation on skills and G20 Training Strategy

    18 January 2017

    The project will strengthen regional and global knowledge-sharing on skills development as an effective means to support productivity, competitiveness and growth.

  3. © Miguel Schincariol / AFP 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017

    ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 2017

    12 January 2017

    Economic growth continues to disappoint and deficits in decent work remain widespread.

  4. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 report

    06 January 2017

December 2016

  1. © Adri Berger / ILO 2017

    Non-standard forms of employment

    Improving the quality of non-standard jobs helps women

    19 December 2016

    Non-standard employment is not spread evenly across the labour market. Women are more likely to be employed in non-standard jobs, especially in part-time jobs, as compared to men.

  2. Fundamental Convention

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 1948 (No.87)

    16 December 2016

    Uzbekistan becomes the 154th member State of the ILO to ratify this Fundamental Convention

  3. © T.Aljibe / AFP 2017

    Global Wage Report 2016/17

    Global wage growth falls to its lowest level in four years

    15 December 2016

    Wage recovery in some developed economies – including the United States and Germany – was not sufficient to offset the decline in emerging and developing countries.

  4. Panorama Laboral 2016

    Unemployment increased sharply in Latin America and the Caribbean

    15 December 2016

    The average unemployment rate reached 8.1 per cent, according to the annual report. There are 25 million people who are looking for work without success. The quality of employment has also deteriorated because of an increase in informality and self-employment. The impact on young people is of particular concern.

  5. High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Health Employment and Economic Growth

    ILO welcomes five-year action plan to increase investments in the global health workforce

    15 December 2016

    The ILO will support countries in implementing the recommendations of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, with game-changing ideas, policy advice and technical assistance.

  6. Press release

    ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue

    14 December 2016

    "Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.