Pact News

July 2012

  1. ILO Chief: Global economy at turning point, time to rethink policies

    02 July 2012

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia outlines measures to create decent jobs and preserve incomes for working families around the world.

April 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. Governing globalization for jobs and equity

    17 April 2012

    In his address to the Governing Body, Prof Ian Goldin, Director of Oxford Martin School made a remarkable analysis of the dynamics of globalization and offered insights and perspectives into how policy actions on equity, migration, innovation and growth will shape our lives and work in the twenty-first century.

March 2012

  1. Employment and social inclusion policies at the core of the poverty agenda

    01 March 2012

    The Commission for Social Development adopted resolution E/CN.5/2012/L.7, on the priority theme “Poverty Eradication” addressing global concerns over the continuing high levels of unemployment and underemployment, particularly among young people, and recognizing that decent work remains one of the best routes out of poverty.

February 2012

  1. 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.

December 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.

November 2011

  1. A new social contract to include a Global Jobs Pact

    04 November 2011

    At Labour 20, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls upon Leaders to ensure a real recovery.

October 2011

  1. 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.

  2. G20 Summit at Cannes: priorities, challenges and actions

    05 October 2011

    Ambassador Jean-David Levitte outlines France’s priorities for the G20 Summit in Cannes, 3-4 November 2011.

September 2011

  1. Brazil launches unprecedented social dialogue process to promote employment and decent work

    27 September 2011

    Brazil has launched a series of conferences on job creation and decent work in an effort to promote social dialogue on a scale that is unprecedented anywhere in the world, said the ILO Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Elizabeth Tinoco.

  2. G20 employment and social measures: a checklist

    20 September 2011

    In its report to the G20 Leaders in Washington, the International Labour Organization said that economic crisis policies adopted by G-20 governments saved or created an estimated 21 million jobs in 2009 and 2010.

  3. Global Jobs Pact on ECOSOC’s agenda in 2011 and 2012

    20 September 2011

    ILO Jobs Pact receives new endorsement by ECOSOC at its July 2011 Substantive Session.

April 2011

  1. G20 employment policy experts meeting examines the consistency between economic and labour market policies

    15 April 2011

    In view of the upcoming ministerial meetings, labour experts met on 7 April in Paris to address labour market and policy coherence challenges in the G20 countries.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO presents Global Jobs Pact in Argentina

    08 April 2011

    At a tripartite meeting on the application in Argentina of the recommendations of the Global Jobs Pact, the ILO reported today that the urban unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean is back to its pre-crisis level of 7.3 per cent.

March 2011

  1. Employment in Europe reviewed by the IMF, the ILO and the international trade union movement

    15 March 2011

    Trade unions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) reaffirm their commitment to put jobs at the core of economic recovery efforts.

February 2011

  1. South African New Growth Path sets ambitious target to create 5 million jobs by 2020

    22 February 2011

    President Jacob Zuma declared 2011 South Africa's "year of job creation". The government's New Growth Path aims to create five million jobs by 2020 and bring unemployment rate down to 15 per cent.

  2. The Caribbean Development Bank and the ILO to reassess the impact of the Global Jobs Pact in the Caribbean

    21 February 2011

    A two-day tripartite Caribbean symposium held end of January 2011 in Barbados reexamined the continuing impact and possible applications of the Global Jobs Pact in the region.

  3. Spain's government, unions and employers sign social pact to tackle unemployment and boost a fragile economy

    17 February 2011

    The “grand social pact” was widely expected after staggering unemployment figures put Spain at the top of European jobless rates list. A record 4.7 million people, representing 20.3 per cent of the labour force, are unemployed.

November 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.