Maritime Labour Convention
11 April 2014
The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.
11 April 2014
In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.
03 April 2014
The ILO Director-General highlights the human cost of poor working conditions and calls for action to ensure the Rana Plaza tragedy is not repeated.
02 April 2014
An ILO assessment of Syrian refugee employment in Lebanon finds that low wages, high unemployment and lack of labour market regulation pose serious challenges to livelihoods for both residents and refugees in host communities.
12 March 2014
In sub-Saharan Africa, a stable, well-paid job is often an impossible dream, even for educated young people, according to an ILO report.
Youth employment in Latin America
13 February 2014
Latin America’s 108 million young people face chronic problems when seeking a job at the start of their working lives. A new ILO study calls calls for the implementation of innovative and effective policies to counter this situation which causes discouragement and frustration.
African Youth Forum
29 January 2014
From Cairo to Cape Town, youth employment is one of the most pressing policy issues in Africa calling for a bold political response and a global methodology, stressed the ILO at a Youth Conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Global Employment Trends 2014
21 January 2014
Working poverty dropped drastically over a decade, but progress stalled in 2013. Achieving further improvements requires moving workers out of informal, vulnerable work and ensuring they enjoy decent working conditions, according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2014.
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2013
11 December 2013
Job seekers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a new job within six months or less, according to the new edition of the ILO's “Key Indicators of the Labour Market”.
First W4Y Regional Meeting
03 December 2013
Informality and vulnerable employment remain the reality for the vast majority of young workers in the region, says a new ILO report prepared for the Work4Youth Regional Conference that is taking place this week in Addis Ababa.