Pact News

September 2009

  1. G20 Commit to Putting Quality Jobs at the Heart of the Recovery

    25 September 2009

    Leaders of the G20 have welcomed the ILO Global Jobs Pact and the building of “an employment-oriented framework for future economic growth”. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, who was invited to present a report on policies and prospects for jobs and social protection to the Pittsburgh Summit said, “I welcome the significant commitment of the Leaders to “implementing recovery plans that support decent work, help preserve employment and prioritize job growth.”

  2. Despite continued rise in unemployment, measures taken by G20 governments will save up to 11 million jobs in 2009

    18 September 2009

    Employment and social protection measures taken by G20 governments since the economic crisis began will have created or saved an estimated 7 to 11 million jobs in the G20 countries this year, the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) said in a communication at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh.

July 2009

  1. ILO welcomes new support for the Global Jobs Pact from the UN Economic and Social Council

    27 July 2009

    The International Labour Office welcomed the adoption of a resolution on the ILO’s Global Jobs Pact sponsored by more than 170 countries attending the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting in Geneva.

  2. ILO Director-General welcomes G8 support for “global jobs pact”

    09 July 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization Juan Somavia today welcomed the strong support of the G8 summit meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, for the Global Jobs Pact agreed by governments, employers and workers, at the International Labour Conference three weeks ago, to tackle the global jobs crisis.

  3. ILO Director-General presents “Global Jobs Pact” to U.N. Economic and Social Council

    06 July 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Juan Somavia presented the ILO’s new Global Jobs Pact to the U.N. Economic and Social Council which began its annual meeting on Monday.

June 2009

  1. ILO adopts “Global Jobs Pact” aimed at creating jobs, protecting workers and stimulating economic recovery

    19 June 2009

    Faced with the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and the continuing collapse of enterprises, the International Labour Organization adopted a Global Jobs Pact designed to guide national and international policies aimed at stimulating economic recovery, generating jobs and providing protection to working people and their families.

  2. ILO Director-General calls for a global jobs pact to urgently tackle the employment and social protection consequences of the economic crisis

    03 June 2009

    Warning of a possible six to eight year employment and social protection crisis due to the economic downturn, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director- General Juan Somavia called on delegates to the 98th International Labour Conference to adopt a “Global Jobs Pact.”

  3. Heads of State, government and leaders from the world of work tackle the global jobs crisis

    02 June 2009

    Some 4,000 representatives of government and employers’ and workers’ organizations are to meet in Geneva on 3-19 June to search during the annual Conference of the International Labour Organization for an effective response to the growing impact of the economic and financial crisis on employment, social protection and the world of work.

May 2009

  1. ILO says job losses are increasing due to economic crisis

    28 May 2009

    The International Labour Office issued new labour market projections for 2009, showing a further increase in unemployment, working poor and those in vulnerable employment. In presenting the new data, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, said the ILO’s annual International Labour Conference, to be held in Geneva on 3-19 June, was to consider an emergency “global jobs pact” designed to promote a coordinated policy response to the global jobs crisis.

  2. ILO meets with high-level experts to discuss the crisis and the future of the automotive industry

    22 May 2009

    Against the backdrop of the global economic and social crisis, senior experts on the automotive sector from Europe, Asia and the Americas met here on 20-21 May with top officials of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss the state of the automotive industry and its future directions.

April 2009

  1. ILO Director-General calls London G20 Summit "an important step forward on a difficult road"

    03 April 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Juan Somavia welcomed the outcome of the London G20 Summit, saying that “The leaders of the G20 have made significant progress in consolidating a coordinated international response to the deepening global crisis".

March 2009

  1. Call for employment and social policies to drive growth and recovery

    30 March 2009

    At a special G8+6 Social Summit, International Labour Organization Director-General Juan Somavia called for new employment and social protection policies to drive economic growth and a recovery from the global economic crisis.

  2. ILO Governing Body concludes discussions on policy responses to global economic and jobs crisis

    27 March 2009

    The International Labour Office Governing Body concluded its discussions on the financial and economic global crisis, recommending a series of measures aimed at mitigating its impact and shaping a sustainable recovery.

  3. ILO calls for urgent global jobs pact to forestall "prolonged and severe" employment crisis

    24 March 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization called for a “Global Jobs Pact” to forestall a “prolonged and severe” jobs crisis that would lead to a massive increase in unemployment and working poverty.

November 2008

  1. ILO expresses deep concern over economic crisis, moves to forge policy responses based on decent work

    21 November 2008

    Amid growing concern over the impact of economic turmoil on workers, employers and governments, the Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) took the first steps toward forging employment and social policy responses through social dialogue aimed at meeting the challenges of the deepening global economic crisis.