Pact News

June 2010

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

May 2010

  1. ASEAN Ministers agree on accelerating labour cooperation within the region

    26 May 2010

    The 21st ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (LMM) - "Human Resources for Economic Recovery and Development”

  2. Employment creation key to poverty reduction in Africa

    21 May 2010

    High unemployment rates continue to hinder poverty reduction efforts in Africa, says new report released this week, stressing that African countries must give priority to diversifying their economies to create decent jobs to boost social development.

  3. El Salvador kicks off the first ILO jobs pact pilot programme

    11 May 2010

    The first pilot programme for the implementation of the Global Jobs Pact is to be launched in El Salvador with ILO technical support.

April 2010

  1. International policymakers and global leaders give a boost to employment

    29 April 2010

    Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and World Bank President Robert Zoellick made a common appeal to intensify global efforts in tackling unemployment at a joint meeting held on 28 April at the German Chancellery in Berlin.

  2. 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.

  3. ILO and Australia sign first-ever partnership agreement

    20 April 2010

    The Government of Australia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a five-year Partnership Agreement that will provide $A15 million in the first two years to promote employment and decent work in the Asia-Pacific region.

  4. 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.

  5. Media alert: ILO reports for G20 Employment and Labour Ministers meeting - 20-21 April, Washington DC

    16 April 2010

    In preparation for the G20 Employment and Labour Ministers meeting to be held in Washington D.C. on 20-21 April at the U.S. Department of Labor, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has produced a series of background reports on the evolving employment situation in the context of the global financial crisis.

  6. India, Brazil and South Africa promote a job-rich recovery

    16 April 2010

    The 4th Summit of the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum concludes with calls for strengthened social policies in shaping a sustainable globalization

  7. Bulgaria: Social partners, government and ILO look to Global Jobs Pact measures to address the country’s jobs crisis

    15 April 2010

    The Bulgarian government and the country’s social partners have requested ILO’s technical expertise to help mitigate the worst effects of the crisis on the labour market.

  8. Indonesian Government and social partners work towards a National Jobs Pact

    15 April 2010

    To support a durable and sustainable recovery, the Government of Indonesia and social partners currently developing a national jobs pact based on the ILO Global Jobs Pact framework.

March 2010

  1. What works in overcoming the jobs crisis?

    31 March 2010

    ILO seminar looks at experiences that worked in mitigating the crisis' effects

  2. ILO seminar on ways out of the jobs crisis

    26 March 2010

    While the massive increase in unemployment due to the global economic crisis has left some countries reeling from joblessness and recession, others – including for the first time some less-developed and emerging economies – have experienced a much quicker and smoother recovery process.

  3. 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.

  4. Signs of recovery are yet to be translated into jobs

    19 March 2010

    The slowdown in global declines in employment in the third quarter of 2009 reflects a slower pace of layoffs rather than any increase in hiring, the ILO said in its latest Report on employment trends in different sectors.

  5. UK Prime Minister proposes European Compact for Jobs

    02 March 2010

    Gordon Brown's proposal could provide jobs for 15 million people over the continent

  6. UN Chief Executives Board puts job creation and social protection at the heart of its Joint Crisis Initiatives

    01 March 2010

    UN agencies address the social disruption caused by the global financial and economic crisis

February 2010

  1. Ouagadougou Process and the ILO Jobs Pact: A Roadmap for Africa

    25 February 2010

    African constituents examine progress toward the MDGs and set the roadmap to recovery