News

January 2024

  1. Article

    2023 Results: Towards decent jobs and social protection for all

    08 January 2024

    The Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions is accelerating the global promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that aims to address the greatest challenges to eradicate poverty in all its forms.

  2. © Thicha Satapitanon 2024

    Podcast

    Is Generative AI the answer to low productivity?

    05 January 2024

    New research shows that Generative AI tools can substantially increase productivity in certain mid and high-skilled work, like for instance in science, technology, and engineering. So what does this mean for employment, skills and wages?

  3. Media Advisory

    ILO to release latest World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024

    04 January 2024

December 2023

  1. ILO assessment

    Palestinian unemployment rate year-on-year is set to nearly double as a result of escalation of hostilities in Gaza

    20 December 2023

    The International Labour Organization and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics estimate that the ongoing hostilities have wiped out at least 66 per cent of employment in the Gaza Strip.

  2. Labour Overview 2023

    ILO: Despite a lower unemployment rate in 2023, recovery of labour markets in Latin America and the Caribbean is still insufficient

    19 December 2023

    New ILO regional report warns of the need for measures to help prevent formal employment precariousness and to stimulate the creation of more decent jobs throughout the region.

  3. Skills for migrant workers

    Unlocking new horizons – Enhancing skills of Sri Lankan migrant workers

    18 December 2023

    For many Sri Lankan returnee and aspirant migrant workers acquiring new skills create new possibilities for stable, and better paying decent work opportunities. ILO supported training programme focused on the care sector is opening a world of opportunities for secure employment and safe migration pathways.

  4. International Journal of Labour Research

    Workers’ organizations must play key role in developing effective and sustainable social contract

    15 December 2023

    The 2023 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research aims to stimulate reflection on what a new social contract might address and more specifically the role of workers’ organizations in engaging in this debate within the multilateral system and at national level.

  5. Official visit

    ILO Director-General: Saudi labour market reforms pivotal for advancing social justice and development in the Kingdom

    14 December 2023

    Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo, accompanied by Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat and the Director-General’s Senior Advisor for Africa and Arab States Chad Blackman, met with government, employer and worker representatives and attended the Global Labour Market Conference in Riyadh.

  6. International Migrants Day

    Winners of 2023 ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration announced

    14 December 2023

    The winning entries are examples of balanced and ethical reporting on migrant workers and labour migration that also help to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

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    2023 Global Refugee Forum

    Scale up decent work for refugees and host communities says ILO

    13 December 2023

    The key role of employment in building the self-reliance of refugees and strengthening their protection was discussed at the 2023 Global Refugee Forum.