October 2015

  1. Greening economies

    Climate change is a world of work issue

    09 October 2015

    Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour for Barbados and chair of an ILO expert meeting on transitioning to a sustainable economy, spoke to ILO news about green jobs and decent work.

  2. © Alexandre Syrota 2015

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015

    Youth employment crisis easing but far from over

    08 October 2015

    Despite a mild recovery in the 2012-2014 period, the youth unemployment rate remains well above its pre-crisis level. For millions of young people around the world finding a decent job is still a drawn-out uphill struggle.

  3. © Ollivier Girard / CIFOR 2015

    International Day of Older Persons

    More than half of the world’s older persons lack quality long-term care

    01 October 2015

    A new ILO study reveals a global shortfall of 13.6 million care workers undermining the delivery of quality services to more than half of the world’s older persons.

September 2015

  1. Summit of G20 Finance and Labour and Employment Ministers

    G20 caught in weak economic and jobs recovery spiral

    04 September 2015

    “A weak economic recovery continues to weigh heavily on G20 labour markets, while the persistent lack of decent jobs is in turn hurting the recovery,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, who’s taking part in the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting and their joint meeting with G20 Finance Ministers in Ankara.

August 2015

  1. © Giovanni Isolino / AFP 2015

    Migration crisis

    ILO Director-General calls for durable solution to migrant and refugee crisis

    07 August 2015

    “Stopgap measures to halt the flows of migrants only scratch the surface of the problem. We need to go deeper into the root causes that force people to put their lives in danger in order to find work and security in foreign lands," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. © Danilo Pinzon / World Bank 2015

    Sustainable Development Goals

    2030 development agenda: Major breakthrough for world of work

    04 August 2015

    "The unanimous endorsement from UN member States gives the international community the impetus we need to work together to tackle the formidable challenges confronting humanity and our planet, particularly those we face in the world of work,” says ILO Director-General following the agreement of a new development agenda.

June 2015

  1. 104th International Labour Conference

    Guy Ryder: Anticipating the Future of Work essential for advancing social justice

    13 June 2015

    The 104th International Labour Conference closes with a consensus to move ahead with a major Initiative on the future of the world of work.

  2. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    104th International Labour Conference

    ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

    12 June 2015

    “It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  3. World of Work Summit

    President of Panama: Growth and welfare should go hand in hand

    11 June 2015

    In his address to the ILO Conference, President Juan Carlos Varela said that Panama wanted to be a protagonist in shaping a green economy of the future which should also be an inclusive economy.

  4. World of Work Summit

    President Hollande calls for tripartite mobilization on climate change

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honor of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande advocated for universal mobilization to fight climate change and better ensure application of international labour law.