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April 2014

  1. Maritime Labour Convention

    New measures to protect seafarers

    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.

  2. Tackling inequalities

    Global jobs gap widens even as recovery takes hold

    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.

  3. © Z.Hossain Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014


    Ryder: Rana Plaza legacy must be improved working conditions globally

    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.

  4. © ILO/Apex 2014

    ILO study

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon face harsh working conditions

    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.

March 2014

  1. © Arnaud Mugisha 2014

    School-to-work transition

    Does investing in education pay off for African youth?

    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.

February 2014

  1. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2014

    Youth employment in Latin America

    Unemployment and informality beset Latin American youth

    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.

January 2014

  1. African Youth Forum

    ILO calls for bold political action to promote youth employment in Africa

    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.

  2. © Roberto Schmidt / AFP 2014

    Global Employment Trends 2014

    Working poverty reduction stalled

    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.

December 2013

  1. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) 2013

    Long-term unemployment, the new challenge for many countries

    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”.

  2. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014

    First W4Y Regional Meeting

    Decent jobs for youth should be at the top of African Development agenda, says ILO

    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.

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