22 April 2013
Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF
20 April 2013
In a statement to the IMFC in Washington, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says international policy response efforts are not matching growing global concern over growth, job creation and poverty reduction.
Global jobs situation
11 October 2012
The ILO Director-General says G20 countries should stand by their commitment to take new, urgent measures in the face of deteriorating global economic conditions.
28 September 2012
The International Labour Organization welcomes US President Barack Obama’s strong stance against forced labour, which affects some 21 million people worldwide.
From the Philippines
05 September 2012
The ratification of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers by the Philippines this week breaks new ground in extending basic labour rights to the nearly 100 million of domestic workers worldwide. We look at what it will mean for these workers when the Convention comes into force next year.
29 June 2012
The national debate that has sprung up in the US around the new legislation on health care is actually quite beneficial, according to an ILO expert on social protection.
04 May 2012
According to the ILO, recent US payroll figures show sluggish employment levels. Corporate profits in the United States have gone back to pre-crisis levels but business investment remains weak amid economic uncertainty.
20 April 2012
The Second Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA) was held in Brazil on 17-20 April 2012.
Governments moved to prevent job loss, boost skills in response to global financial and economic crisis
19 April 2012
ILO and World Bank partner to release new data, report on government actions.
14 February 2012
ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christina LaGarde and others of the world's multilateral and regional institutions came together in January to issue a full-page "call to action" in Financial Times with the shared objective of “strengthening growth, employment and quality of life in every part of the world.”