"Poverty is not yet defeated: 375 million working women and men do not earn enough to keep themselves and their families out of extreme poverty," warns ILO Director-General. "Far too many are being left behind. But the international community is preparing for a renewed drive and the ILO intends to be in the vanguard."
Guy Ryder warns the informal economy poses a formidable challenge to moving towards fair and sustainable development in the Americas and says it is not about the quantity, but the quality of jobs, at the opening of the 18th American Regional Meeting of the ILO.
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.