News

December 2014

  1. © J. Directo / AFP 2014

    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.

  2. © Jamie Martin / World Bank 2014

    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. © Eric Miller/ World Bank 2014

    Universal Health Coverage Day

    Global health protection crisis leaves almost 40% of the world’s population without any coverage

    12 December 2014

    New ILO study reveals large health coverage gaps, including in West African countries, where 80 per cent have no coverage.

  4. © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank 2014

    Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

    Unemployment continued to fall in Latin America and the Caribbean but will rise from 2015

    11 December 2014

    The ILO’s Latin American Labour Overview 2014 (Panorama Laboral) shows that the economic downturn has begun to impact the regional labour market.

  5. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2014

    Philippines

    ILO: around 800,000 workers affected by Typhoon Hagupit

    10 December 2014

    The ILO estimates 800,000 workers have been affected by Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight. The ILO stands ready to allocate US$1.5 million and to support the government through emergency employment and sustainable livelihood.

  6. © Ray Witlin / World Bank 2014

    Global Wage Report 2014/15

    Global wage growth stagnates, lags behind pre-crisis rates

    05 December 2014

    The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.

  7. © Lakshman Nadaraja/World Bank 2014

    Global Wage Report 2014/15

    Gender pay gap widens for higher-earning women

    05 December 2014

    The new edition of the ILO’s Global Wage Report reveals a substantial gender wage divide across a sample of 38 countries, and calls for equal pay for work of equal value to ensure inclusive growth for all.

November 2014

  1. © Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP 2014

    Greece employment

    Greece needs to address risk of a prolonged social crisis

    24 November 2014

    A new ILO report calls for additional measures to support jobs and enterprises, plus social protection and a stop to further wage cuts in the country.

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    G20 Leaders' Summit - Brisbane

    Global jobs challenge top of G20’s priorities

    16 November 2014

    Leaders’ Summit marked by concern that economies might continue to suffer slow growth and recognition that concerted action is needed to make progress on jobs which remain at the centre of public concern.

  3. © GovernmentZA 2014

    G20 Leaders' Summit - Brisbane

    No sustainable recovery without more and better jobs

    16 November 2014

    With global economic growth forecasts down and weak prospects for job creation, ILO Director-General says both weak global demand and supply constraints need to be tackled.