News

July 2013

  1. New markets and technologies suggest bright future for microinsurance

    16 July 2013

    On 8 July, the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility assembled experts from the industry’s leading insurance providers to share the lessons learned from their experiences and to discuss the future of the industry.

  2. ILO, EU, Bangladesh government adopt new compact on garment factory safety

    10 July 2013

    The new compact aims to improve health and safety, labour rights and responsible business conduct in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry.

  3. Resilience and social inclusion through cooperatives

    08 July 2013

    On 8 July, experts gathered for a panel discussion at the UN in New York to examine ways in which cooperatives could serve as engines of economic recovery and growth while providing greater opportunities for social inclusion.

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    Are economic stagnation and unemployment fueling social unrest?

    08 July 2013

    Using the Social Unrest Index, ILO's 2013 World of Work report looks at the root causes of social unrest around the world.

  5. Reducing risk for growth, stability and inclusion

    01 July 2013

    The microinsurance industry is rapidly growing and evolving to provide new instruments to help manage the risk of life-changing losses, especially for the poor.

June 2013

  1. Innovating out of the employment crisis

    27 June 2013

    Experts gathered at the UN to present ways entrepreneurship can promote sustainable development and create livelihoods.

  2. UN: Decent and productive work critical to achieve sustainable development

    20 June 2013

    The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals concluded its fourth session on 19 June with a strong message on the need to consider the creation of decent and productive jobs as a core element of the future development framework.

  3. Panel says child domestic work an unacceptable form of abuse which can longer continue

    17 June 2013

    Experts gather in New York to discuss findings of a new ILO report on child labour in domestic work.

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    Ten million child labourers in domestic work

    12 June 2013

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO publishes a report outlining the abuses suffered by millions of children working in family homes.

  5. Labour mobility and rights at centre of debate on international migration and development

    10 June 2013

    Experts from the ILO and elsewhere have gathered at a final roundtable to discuss labour mobility in migration and development issues prior to the High-Level Dialogue.

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    Palestinian economy will not grow if restrictions on it remain, ILO says

    06 June 2013

    The ILO’s annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for the lifting of restrictions on movement, employment and economic activity, in order to increase opportunities for decent work.

  7. Ryder: We need to get a grip on the rapid changes affecting the world of work

    05 June 2013

    The 102nd International Labour Conference opened with ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlining his vision for tackling the various challenges that are having an impact on workers, enterprises and governments around the world.

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    What’s the best way to set CEO pay?

    03 June 2013

    At a time of massive job losses, high unemployment, wage cuts and weakened economic growth, executive compensation has returned to, and in some cases exceeded, pre-recession levels.

  9. From vision to action

    03 June 2013

    The Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda proposes a goal on “Job Creation, Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth”.

May 2013

  1. ILO to launch 2013 World of Work report 3 June

    31 May 2013

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its annual report on the state of labour markets worldwide. The “World of Work Report 2013” is for release on Monday 3 June, 2013.

  2. Time to act on the youth employment crisis

    31 May 2013

    Experts and diplomats present the ILO's new study on the continuing job crisis affecting young people.

  3. Social protection not a cost, but an investment

    29 May 2013

    The second ILO-UNITAR training on advancing social protection floors addressed the challenges in financing social protection.

  4. Violence against Indigenous girls

    28 May 2013

    A new report, launched jointly by the ILO and other UN agencies, details the vastly disproportionate rates of violence against Indigenous girls.

  5. Realizing indigenous rights through partnership

    23 May 2013

    The UN's first indigenous peoples partnership was created in 2012 to help implement global standards on indigenous peoples around the world.

  6. Growing support for indigenous peoples’ rights

    21 May 2013