The global jobs crisis is one of the biggest security risks of our time. Continuing along the present path, is taking the risk of a world more fragmented, protectionist and confrontational. A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress.
The commitments made by the global community to promote social inclusion and jobs as the basis of poverty reduction, and respect for fundamental principles and rights at work is to be revisited.
The ILO approach emphasises that economic growth is an essential but not sufficient condition for poverty reduction. Poverty reduction involves growth with a substantial reorientation in favour of the poor (so called "pro-poor growth"). It includes changes in institutions, laws, regulations and practices that are part of the process that creates and perpetuates poverty.
International Women’s Day 2015
ILO to issue an update on progress made on gender equality in the world of work and a working paper on the motherhood pay gap
26 February 2015
18 February 2015
13 February 2015
Synthesis of a new series of “Studies on Growth with Equity”, this paper by the International Institute for Labour Studies of the ILO shows that growth and equity can be achieved in parallel if the right mix of policies is put in place. It is based on findings from reviews for three countries (Brazil, Germany, Indonesia and Spain).
6 February 2015, United Nations, New York -10:00am – 1:00 pm
International Experts' Meeting on assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination (ECLM project)
23 - 24 February 2015, OECD, Paris, France
6 March 2015, ILO Headquarters, Room II - 11:00 am