Press releases

2012

  1. Governments moved to prevent job loss, boost skills in response to global financial and economic crisis

    19 April 2012

    ILO and World Bank partner to release new data, report on government actions.

  2. ILO – Union Confederations release a new study on workers’ perception on sustainable enterprises in Indonesia

    08 February 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the four trade union confederations (KSPSI Pasar Minggu, KSPSI Kalibata, KSBSI and KSPI) will release a new survey titled “Workers’ Perception on the Factors Supporting Sustainable Enterprises in Indonesia” on Thursday, 9 February 2012, at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta.

2011

  1. ILO Asia Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with Recommendations to counter employment consequences of global economic turmoil

    07 December 2011

    Representatives of governments, workers and employers from the Asian, Pacific and Arab states have concluded a four day meeting at which they discussed ways the region could prepare to counter the consequences of the current economic uncertainty.

  2. Federal Chancellor of Germany and leaders from five international organizations call for coordinated policy action to restore confidence and improve growth and employment prospects

    06 October 2011

    In a joint statement issued ahead of the next G20 Summit in Cannes on 3-4 November, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and the heads of five international agencies, including ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, have called for increased international efforts to restore confidence to the world economy and carry out the structural policies needed to move towards a path of strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

  3. ILO welcomes Indonesian Jobs Pact

    13 April 2011

    The International Labour Organization welcomed the signing of the Indonesian Jobs Pact designed to bring the benefits of economic growth to every citizen through the creation of decent and productive employment, making the Indonesian economy regionally competitive, while supporting the national policy goals.

2010

  1. G20 urged to implement commitment to jobs, social protection

    12 November 2010

    Amidst widespread concern about the slow recovery in employment, Mr. Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO, urged the G20 Leaders to implement their commitment to the central role of social protection and decent work in global recovery.

  2. ILO and Brazil team up to assist countries coping with social and natural disasters

    27 October 2010

    The Government of Brazil and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced the launch of a three-year programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to social and natural disasters.

  3. Oslo Conference Calls for Commitment to Recovery Focused on Jobs

    13 September 2010

    The heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), along with other leaders, today called for a broad international commitment to a jobs-focused policy response to the global economic downturn.

  4. Oslo Conference Calls for Commitment to Recovery Focused on Jobs

    13 September 2010

    The heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), along with other leaders, today called for a broad international commitment to a jobs-focused policy response to the global economic downturn.

  5. IMF and ILO Launch Background Paper on the “Challenges of Growth, Employment and Social Cohesion” for High-Level Conference on September 13 in Oslo

    02 September 2010

    The International Monetary Fund and the International Labour Organization have issued a stark assessment of the outlook for employment in the wake of the global financial crisis, saying that the world faces major challenges in creating enough quality jobs to sustain growth and development.

  6. ILO and IMF Conference in Oslo to address ways of accelerating a job-rich crisis recovery

    18 August 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a joint conference to be hosted by the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, on 13 September 2010, in Oslo, to explore new ways of forging a sustainable, job-rich recovery from the global economic crisis.

  7. ILO Director-General urges G20 to stay focussed on reducing the global jobs deficit

    28 June 2010

    International Labour Organization Director-General Juan Somavia today welcomed the G20 Leaders’ statement from Toronto in which they gave the “highest priority to safeguard and strengthen the recovery and to the next steps they should take to ensure a full return to growth with quality jobs”.

  8. ILO urges strong action on jobs to ensure balanced economic recovery on eve of Toronto G20 Summit

    18 June 2010

    The annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded its 2010 session today with a strong call for placing employment and social protection at the centre of recovery policies. “We must get the right balance of policies to secure strong, sustainable and balanced growth,” said conference delegates.

  9. "Real economy" leaders discuss policy responses to global economic and jobs crisis

    14 June 2010

    Leaders from the real economy, meeting at the International Labour Organization's annual conference, held a high-level debate on ways out of the global economic and jobs crisis and called for an urgent, balanced policy approach that would combine economic recovery with jobs growth.

  10. High-level panel at ILO Conference to discuss future of jobs recovery and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

    11 June 2010

    Leaders from the real economy – government, labour, employers and civil society – are to discuss the impact of the current economic and jobs crises on employment policy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) during a high-level event at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  11. ILO Director-General calls for “balanced” response to address debt crisis and promote jobs recovery

    02 June 2010

    International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia has called for a “balanced” policy strategy aimed at securing a “jobs-rich” economic recovery in the face of new threats to the global economy from the sovereign debt crisis and fiscal retrenchment.

  12. ILO warns of new threats to global economic and jobs recovery from debt crisis and financial instability

    01 June 2010

    Growing instability in financial markets and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe may put global economic and jobs recovery efforts at risk, according to a report by International Labour Office Director-General Juan Somavia to be discussed at the ILO’s annual conference.

  13. ILO welcomes G-20 Labour and Employment Ministers' recommendations on job-Rich recovery

    21 April 2010

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed the recommendations by the G-20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ meeting aimed at accelerating a job-rich recovery through policies included in the ILO’s Global Jobs Pact and Decent Work Agenda.

  14. ILO says 21 million jobs in G20 saved by crisis response policies, but labour market slack remains high

    19 April 2010

    Economic crisis policies adopted by G20 governments saved or created an estimated 21 million jobs in 2009 and 2010, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in a study prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting to be held in Washington on 20-21 April.

  15. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark says ILO Global Jobs pact “paves the way” for economic recovery

    22 March 2010

    United Nations Development Programme Administrator (UNDP) Helen Clark said the ILO Global Jobs Pact “paves the way” for countries seeking a “fair and just” way out of the global recession.

  16. Decent work approach to recovery urged by Pacific Island labour ministers and social partners

    09 February 2010

    Pacific Island Labour Ministers and social partners have reached an agreement to support a jobs-led recovery by promoting decent work in the Pacific region by adopting the Port Vila Statement on Decent Work and its accompanying ‘Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work’.