News

December 2015

  1. Media Advisory

    ILO to issue new global estimates of migrant workers and migrant domestic workers

    11 December 2015

  2. 2015 Labour Overview

    ILO: 1.7 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in 2015 in Latin America and the Caribbean

    10 December 2015

    The ILO’s 2015 Labour Overview indicates that the economic slowdown has caused a rise in unemployment, particularly among women and young people, and there are signs of increased informality. The situation is worrying and poses policy challenges to the countries of the region. Unemployment could rise again in 2016.

  3. International Day for Persons with Disabilities

    Turn disability into something unique, says actor R.J Mitte

    03 December 2015

    ‘Breaking Bad’ actor, R.J Mitte, urges people to have a positive perspective on disability. In a video message for the International Labour Organization, to mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Mitte says disability can be an opportunity to learn and grow.

  4. World AIDS Day 2015

    Sharon Stone joins push to end AIDS-related discrimination at work

    01 December 2015

    Star joins forces with the ILO on World AIDS Day 2015 by telling the true story of a woman forced to resign from her job for being HIV-positive.

  5. Blog

    What Ukraine can teach us about fighting AIDS through the workplace

    01 December 2015

    Ukraine has one of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in Europe. That made it an obvious choice to implement the ILO’s Voluntary counselling at work (VCT@WORK) initiative.

November 2015

  1. ILO technical assistance

    ILO to support Greece in boosting labour market policies and the social economy

    26 November 2015

    The ILO Director-General today met with Greek ministers, worker and employer representatives in Athens to discuss the country's response to economic and unemployment issues.

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    Sustainable development

    10 action points towards a greener economy

    26 November 2015

    Just before the opening of the Paris climate conference that is expected to set new ambitious targets to move to a low-carbon economy, ILO Green Jobs Programme Coordinator Kees van der Ree outlines ten steps that can facilitate a transition to a green economy.

  3. 325th Session of the Governing Body

    325th session of the ILO Governing Body: What were the results for the workers?

    24 November 2015

    The violation of labour rights in Qatar, Guatemala, Fiji and Myanmar was one of the items on the agenda of the 325th Session of the Governing Body that took place in Geneva from 2nd to 12th November 2015. In this interview, the President of the Workers’ Group of the Governing Body, Mr Luc Cortebeeck, reviews several agenda items, including the global refugee crisis and its labour market implications, and climate change, which is due to be discussed at the Paris Conference in December 2015.

  4. Blog

    The vital role of social protection in the fight against inequality

    20 November 2015

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    Youth Employment

    UN Chiefs endorse Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    18 November 2015

    UN Chief Executives Board endorses Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which ILO Director-General hails as exemplary system-wide effort for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.