Washington, DC, October 9-15, 2017.
Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the 2017 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the IMF.
Six key ingredients to promote sustainable enterprises
The ILO looks at six key ingredients to promote sustainable enterprises and have a win-win situation of high competitiveness and decent work.
- World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 - full report
Modern slavery and child labor
40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labor around the world
New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labor are dramatically increased.
US Labor Market Indicators
August: Total jobs added in the non-farm employment was at a lower rate in comparison to the previous few months.
1. The total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in August. Job gains occurred in manufacturing (+36,000), construction (+28,000), professional and technical services (+22,000), health care (+20,000), and mining (+7000)
2. The unemployment rate in August barely changed, increasing to 4.4 percent this month.
How an ILO project in the Philippines addresses the consequences of climate change and child labor, while improving working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
‘When I understood that workers have human rights that need to be respected it became a very important issue for me because of my origin and it resulted in my role as an activist for human rights.’
New US Funded Projects
Measurement, Awareness-raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP) project on child labor and forced labor in support of SDG target 8.7
The project will address knowledge gaps on child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.
The SEA Fisheries Project
The project aims to reduce trafficking in fisheries, by strengthening coordination and increasing the efficiency and efficacy of the efforts already underway at the national and regional levels.
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