News

May 2015

  1. © Thomas Sennett / World Bank 2015

    Unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean could rise 0.2 percentage point

    13 May 2015

    The ILO and ECLAC forecast that unemployment will reach 6.2% this year, due to an unencouraging economic outlook.

  2. ILO to publish the World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    12 May 2015

  3. © UNICEF Ethiopia/2014/Tsegaye 2015

    Mothers and children need more – not less – social protection

    07 May 2015

    As several countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, two new ILO studies provide new global and country data that point to the urgent need to increase social protection for mothers and children.

  4. ILO and Brazil to promote decent work in cotton-producing countries in Africa and Latin America

    04 May 2015

April 2015

  1. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2015

    Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face multiple barriers in finding decent jobs

    28 April 2015

    A new ILO report on the transition of young people from school to work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia shows a missed opportunity in absorbing a well-educated youth workforce.

  2. More than half of the global rural population excluded from health care

    27 April 2015

    ILO report shows huge differences in health care access between rural and urban areas worldwide.

  3. Towards efficient and sustainable HIV responses in the workplace in Africa

    23 April 2015

    With 24.7 million people living with HIV in Africa, a new ILO report reveals innovative workplace strategies that have helped reduce risky behaviours, increase voluntary testing and reduce stigma and discrimination across the region.

  4. Rana Plaza commemoration highlights progress made and challenges ahead in Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    23 April 2015

    Speakers at a commemoration event to mark the second Rana Plaza anniversary recognised the progress made towards creating a safer ready-made garment (RMG) sector for Bangladesh while stressing the need for further improvements to working conditions and worker rights in the industry.

  5. Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.

  6. 27 million Latin American and Caribbean youth in the informal economy

    22 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for urgent action to help youth in the region move from the informal to the formal economy.