1. © Lejia Lombardi, IDB photograph 2022

    Bilateral cooperation

    ILO, IDB sign agreement to promote more and better jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    22 April 2013

  2. © S.D. McCourtie / World Bank 2022

    Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Ryder warns that prospects for jobs recovery are receding

    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.


  1. Global jobs situation

    ILO calls on G20 to live up to its promise to tackle the crisis

    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.

  2. Forced labour

    ILO hails US campaign against "modern slavery"

    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.

  3. From the Philippines

    Domestic work is no longer a “domestic issue”

    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.

  4. News

    US health care law can help close gaps in social security coverage

    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.

  5. News

    US corporate profits back to pre-crisis levels but jobs market still lagging

    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.

  6. Press release

    Brazil: Second Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA)

    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.

  7. Press release

    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.

  8. News

    World Leaders Call for Economic Action

    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.”