ILO Summit on the Global Jobs Crisis - 15-17 June 2009
Heads of State and Government, Vice-presidents, labour ministers and leaders from employers’ and workers’ organizations met in Geneva from June 15-17 for a Global Jobs Crisis Summit organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO summit provided a first-of-its-kind opportunity to discuss policies that are being implemented at the national and international level to address the global jobs crisis. The three-day ILO summit, which is part of ILO’s International Labour Conference, included four high-level panels on the following topics: global and regional coordination, development cooperation, fundamental principles and rights at work, and industry enterprise-level strategies.
ILO Global Job Crisis Observatory
What began as a crisis in finance markets has rapidly become a global jobs crisis. Unemployment is rising. The number of working poor is increasing. Businesses are going under. The ILOs' Decent Work Agenda provides the policy framework to confront the crisis. The Observatory provides information on the employment and social impact of the crisis and policy responses.