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November 2013

  1. © Pablo Porciuncula / AFP 2014

    More and better jobs

    Labour standards increasingly included in bilateral and regional free trade agreements

    07 November 2013

    A new ILO report shows free trade agreements with measures relating to labour standards are on the rise and recommends measures to improve their effectiveness.

  2. © Patricia de Melo Moreira / AFP 2014

    Employment policies

    ILO report says additional measures needed to tackle Portugal jobs crisis

    04 November 2013

    With unprecedented levels of unemployment and declining investment, a new ILO report describes the socio-economic situation of the country as “critical”.

October 2013

  1. © C. de Souza / Agência Estado 2014

    Projections from ECLAC and ILO

    Latin American and Caribbean unemployment rate could fall to 6.2% in 2013

    30 October 2013

    Agencies state that this would be a slight decrease in relation to 2012, owing to a slowdown in the labour participation rate.

  2. 319th Governing Body of the ILO

    Ryder: Global employment pressured by weak economic recovery

    28 October 2013

    ILO Director-General points to growing awareness of the importance of employment-centred strategies to strengthen the recovery.

  3. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    ILO chief: World needs to turn plans to end child labour into urgent action

    10 October 2013

    “More than ever our focus must be on action and results as well as process,” says Guy Ryder at the end of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

  4. Third Global Conference on Child Labour

    ILO Director-General calls on countries to boost efforts to fight child labour

    08 October 2013

    “We see greater understanding that decent work for adults and youth of working age is a necessity if we are to ensure family incomes that do not rely on child labour – and in turn, that child labour undermines decent work and decent wages for adult workers,” says ILO chief Guy Ryder at the opening ceremony of the Third Global Conference on Child Labour.

September 2013

  1. New report

    ILO says global number of child labourers down by a third since 2000

    23 September 2013

    A new ILO report shows that the fight against child labour is on the right track, but the goal of eliminating its worst forms by 2016 will not be met at the current pace.

August 2013

  1. © S.D. McCourtie / World Bank 2014

    Labour market

    Asia-Pacific on the road to middle-class employment

    30 August 2013

    A recent ILO study shows that despite robust economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, millions of people are still living under or just above the poverty line.

  2. © Pete Saloutos / Image Source 2014

    Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    Global shipping industry sets sail under new standard

    20 August 2013

    A new “bill of rights” – the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention – comes into force, ensuring protection for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and fair competition for shipowners.

July 2013

  1. G20 Labour Ministerial in Moscow

    ILO welcomes G20 efforts to boost job creation and growth

    19 July 2013

    At the end of their two-day meeting, Labour and Employment Ministers from G20 countries presented a series of policy proposals to speed up the economic recovery.

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