News

January 2015

  1. © Tom Perry / World Bank 2015

    World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2015

    Private sector services and the care economy, key engines of job creation

    22 January 2015

    ILO report points to accelerating job growth in private sector services over the next 5 years and an increasing demand for higher-skilled workers.

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Employment trends across regions in 2015

    20 January 2015

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015

    Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

  4. © Zubin Shroff / Image Source 2015

    Gender equality

    Global momentum means more women move into management

    12 January 2015

    New study shows positive link between female leadership and business performance and urges boost from current 5 per cent of women in top positions.

December 2014

  1. © J. Directo / AFP 2015

    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 2015

    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. Post-2015 development agenda

    Employment, health care and education voted top-three priorities for a better world

    15 December 2014

    Over 7 million people from 194 countries have participated in MY World, the United Nations survey for a better world. The survey places good jobs in the top 3 priorities for post-2015.

  4. © Eric Miller/ World Bank 2015

    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.

  5. © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank 2015

    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.

  6. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2015

    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.