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Social protection
An ILO report released ahead of the International Day of Older Persons says that 52 per cent of older persons worldwide receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has worsened due to fiscal consolidation.

  1. Map: How well do countries cover their populations for pensions?
  2. ILO topic portal on social protection
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Employment
A new ILO report presents a series of measures to stimulate much needed job creation and cut mass unemployment in Spain amid some signs of economic recovery.

  1. Read the report: "Spain: Growth with jobs"
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ILO Blog
A new Protocol and Recommendation have equipped ILO’s Forced Labour Convention with new tools for tackling modern-day slavery. But its adoption at this year’s International Labour Conference was far from certain. Here’s a glimpse into how it got adopted and why these instruments are critical to address the worst forms of exploitation.
  1. ILO adopts new Protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour
  2. Learn more about forced labour, human trafficking and slavery
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© Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014
ILO/WHO briefing note
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint briefing note for employers and workers on Ebola, providing guidance on preventing the virus in the workplace.

  1. Read our latest ILO Blog: Ebola outbreak, how we’re keeping workers safe
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Institutional activities

  1. 13-16 October 2014

    18th American Regional Meeting

  2. Growth and employment

    The ILO and the G20

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