Manila (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its annual report on the state of labour markets worldwide and the progress in crisis-recovery processes. The “World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy” is for release on Monday 30 April 2012.
The report and all associated material and information are embargoed until 07:01 a.m. on Monday, 30 April (Manila time).
The new study examines how different countries have performed since the start of the global crisis through the prism of the quantity and quality of jobs.
It also examines the effects of fiscal austerity and labour market reforms carried out in some countries, particularly in the EU. And it discusses why employment goals, which are so prominent in the policy discourse, have all too often been neglected in policy practice.
In addition, it explores the social implications of the crisis, including a “social unrest index” covering over 100 countries, as well as intergenerational poverty and the role of social policies in the crisis-recovery in both developed and developing countries.
- Obtaining advance electronic copies of the resources
Embargoed electronic copies of the report, an executive summary and some associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request by contacting the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information at +41 22/799-7912, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attending the press briefing
For Geneva correspondents: A press briefing by Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO International Institute for Labour Studies, will be held, under embargo, on Friday 27 April at 14:00 in Press Room III at the Palais des Nations.
- Scheduling interviews
Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Department of Communication.
- Video coverage
Video coverage of the press conference as well as video interviews with the authors of the report will be available for broadcasters. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit on +41 22/799-7935 or by emailing email@example.com. Facilities (TV studio and ISDN line) are available for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the above.
For further information please contact:
Ms Minette Rimando
ILO Country Office for the Philippines (Manila)
Tel: +63 2 580 9905/ 580 9900
Ms Sophy Fisher
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
Tel. +662 (0) 2288 2482