News

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.

  5. News

    27 million Latin America and Caribbean youth in the informal economy

    22 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for urgent action to help youth in the region move from the informal to the formal economy.

  6. Arab Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General: Creating jobs key to stability in the Arab region

    20 April 2015

    In his address to the Arab Labour Organization’s 42nd Conference, International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder urged the region’s leaders to tackle unemployment, respond to globalization challenges, strengthen the private sector and engage in effective social dialogue.

  7. News

    ILO: 'Building a culture of prevention on OSH is a joint commitment by governments, workers and employers'

    14 April 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy Sandra Polaski attended the first All-Russian OSH Week, where she highlighted the need to ensure safe and healthy workplaces worldwide.

  8. Summit of the Americas

    Ryder: 'Economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean is affecting employment'

    10 April 2015

    The ILO Director-General is in Panama where he is scheduled to attend the Seventh Summit of the Americas (10-11). He met leading workers’ and employers’ representatives from the region, as well as Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela.

March 2015

  1. © Austronesian Expedition/Flickr 2015

    Cooperatives

    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in cooperatives while pointing to the need for better recognition by governments

  2. © Antoine Lorgnier / Only World 2015

    International Women’s Day 2015

    ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

    06 March 2015

    While there have been many achievements on gender equality since the Beijing Declaration on women rights was signed by 189 governments in 1995, many challenges remain, including a motherhood pay gap.