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August 2017

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    Blog

    What does the future of work hold in store for the auto industry?

    29 August 2017

    The automotive industry is a sector of ​​prime importance for the ILO, not only because of its economic weight but also because of its history. Since the days of Henry Ford, the evolution of this industry in terms of work organization, modes of production and technology has often served as an inspiration for other economic sectors.

  2. Slavery Remembrance Day

    Wagner Moura meets victims of forced labour

    23 August 2017

    23 August marks International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Around the world, there are still 21 million people living in conditions of forced labour. Actor and ILO Goodwill Ambassador Wagner Moura recently met three of them from his home country of Brazil to learn about their experiences.

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    Press release

    Jordan’s first job centre for Syrian refugees opens in Zaatari camp

    21 August 2017

    Following the Jordanian government’s decision to allow Syrian refugees to obtain work permits, a new job centre has opened at the country’s largest refugee camp to help the people living there access the local labour market.

  4. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

  5. Tackling youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Creating decent jobs for a rapidly expanding young African labour force

    18 August 2017

    Within the next 15 years, some 375 million young people will become of working age in Africa, equivalent to the current population of Canada and the United States combined. By 2050, nearly one in three young people will be living in sub-Saharan Africa, and most of them simply cannot afford not to work.

  6. Future of Work Initiative

    ILO to establish Global Commission on the Future of Work

    16 August 2017

    On 21 August, the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius will launch the new international body during a high-level event in Geneva.

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    Youth employment

    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

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    Gender equality

    What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    01 August 2017

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.

July 2017

  1. Press release

    ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  2. World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    The horror of modern slavery on screen

    28 July 2017

    50 for Freedom advocate and actor, Joaquín Furriel, was special guest of the International Labour Organization at a screening in Geneva of the award-winning movie, ‘The Boss: Anatomy of a crime.’