News

March 2015

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    Cooperatives

    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in cooperatives while pointing to the need for better recognition by governments

  2. © Antoine Lorgnier / Only World 2015

    International Women’s Day 2015

    ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

    06 March 2015

    While there have been many achievements on gender equality since the Beijing Declaration on women rights was signed by 189 governments in 1995, many challenges remain, including a motherhood pay gap.

January 2015

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    Jobs in Europe

    ILO says over 2.1 million jobs could be created with EC investment plan

    28 January 2015

    The success of Juncker’s EC plan to create jobs and boost Europe’s competitiveness depends on its design and the allocation of funds.

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    World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

    Private sector services and the care economy, key engines of job creation

    22 January 2015

    ILO report points to accelerating job growth in private sector services over the next 5 years and an increasing demand for higher-skilled workers.

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Employment trends across regions in 2015

    20 January 2015

  4. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

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    Gender equality

    Global momentum means more women move into management

    12 January 2015

    New study shows positive link between female leadership and business performance and urges boost from current 5 per cent of women in top positions.

December 2014

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    Argentina

    New law leads to new life for migrant domestic workers

    16 December 2014

    After decades of labor organizing and with the support of the ILO, Argentina has passed a new migration policy to make life better for domestic workers.

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    Youth employment

    Lack of higher education leaves millions of young people out of decent work in developing countries

    15 December 2014

    ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.

  3. Post-2015 development agenda

    Employment, health care and education voted top-three priorities for a better world

    15 December 2014

    Over 7 million people from 194 countries have participated in MY World, the United Nations survey for a better world. The survey places good jobs in the top 3 priorities for post-2015.