May 2015

  1. © MAJDI FATHI / NurPhoto 2015


    ILO: Unemployment among Palestinians up by over 25 per cent

    28 May 2015

    Occupation, settlement expansion, violence and tensions further depress Palestinian economy.

  2. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2015

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    Following decades of rapid increase, global supply chain jobs shrink

    21 May 2015

    How many jobs worldwide are linked to global supply chains?

  3. © Ray Witlin / World Bank 2015

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    ILO warns of widespread insecurity in the global labour market

    19 May 2015

    How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO).

  4. © ILO/Nadia Bseiso 2015

    Syrian refugee crisis

    Informally employed Syrian refugees, working under harsh conditions, further strain Jordanian labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in neighbouring Jordan has increased unemployment in areas in which they are highly concentrated, and further strained the host country’s infrastructure, resources and public services. This has increased competition in some sectors and added to the informality of the labour market, a new joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo) finds.

  5. © Thomas Sennett / World Bank 2015

    ECLAC-ILO report

    Unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean could rise 0.2 percentage point

    13 May 2015

    The ILO and ECLAC forecast that unemployment will reach 6.2% this year, due to an unencouraging economic outlook.

  6. © UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Tsegaye 2015


    Mothers and children need more – not less – social protection

    07 May 2015

    As several countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, two new ILO studies provide new global and country data that point to the urgent need to increase social protection for mothers and children.

April 2015

  1. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2015

    School to work transition

    Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face multiple barriers in finding decent jobs

    28 April 2015

    A new ILO report on the transition of young people from school to work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia shows a missed opportunity in absorbing a well-educated youth workforce.

  2. Social Protection

    More than half of the global rural population excluded from health care

    27 April 2015

    ILO report shows huge differences in health care access between rural and urban areas worldwide.

  3. News

    Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  4. New ILO report

    Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.