August 2016

  1. Blog

    What does water have to do with work? In Malawi, plenty

    29 August 2016

    Recently I travelled to Malawi to discuss jobs and water with Ministers, worker and employer groups. While there, I recalled that on World Water Day this year the President of the country, Peter Mutharika, was one of a number of heads of state who gave international recognition to the links between employment, development and managing our scarce water resources.

  2. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    Global youth unemployment is on the rise again

    24 August 2016

    Ongoing ILO research shows that after a number of years of improvement, youth unemployment is set to rise in 2016 and young people are disproportionately affected by working poverty.

  3. Media advisory

    ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    19 August 2016

  4. Blog

    What Works for Youth Employment

    12 August 2016

    “What works?” is one of the most recurrent questions we receive from those looking for efficient solutions to address the youth employment challenge. Turning this demand into action is at the centre of our efforts.

  5. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    International Day on Indigenous Peoples 2016

    08 August 2016

    On the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016, the ILO hosted a panel on the critical role of indigenous and tribal peoples as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.

  6. Blog

    How ILO helps Chinese migrants work abroad safely

    05 August 2016

    The 10 million Chinese migrants working abroad often fall prey to deceptive recruitment practices and other labour abuses.

  7. Indigenous peoples

    ILO Bureau for Employer’s Activities launches a report on Convention 169 and its implementation in four Latin American countries

    04 August 2016

    The study, from the employer’s point of view, looks at the regulation processes of prior consultation, its impact in investment projects in the four countries and the main difficulties uncovered. It also provides recommendations in order to allow progress in the Convention’s implementation.

  8. © A. Dow / ILO 2017

    Fair recruitment

    ILO launches a new project for fair recruitment in Philippines

    03 August 2016

    A new ILO initiative aims to protect workers travelling abroad from unfair and deceptive hiring practices.

July 2016

  1. © A. Caballero-Reynolds / AFP 2017


    Does Uber signal the end of social security?

    27 July 2016

    In our latest blog post, ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolwsky looks at the challenges to social security posed by the “gig economy” and new forms of work.

  2. Beijing meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for labour market policies supporting both demand and recovery

    22 July 2016

    At a meeting hosted by the Chinese Prime Minister with the heads of several international organizations, Guy Ryder highlighted the need to boost labour incomes and household consumption.