News

2012

  1. 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.”

2011

  1. News

    Over %50 of Unemployed Americans Have Now Exhausted Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits

    23 November 2011

    While unemployment in the US remains at very high levels, the number of recipients receiving unemployment insurance benefits has dropped significantly since the beginning of 2011.

  2. Press release

    Montevideo: Seminar on Multinational Enterprises

    23 November 2011

    Following a seminar held in Montevideo on 22-23 November 2011, trade unions of Latin America are committed to strengthen their cooperation on multinational enterprises at the confederal and sectoral levels.

  3. Press release

    Better Work Conference 2011

    21 November 2011

  4. News

    US Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu addresses the 104th International Labor Conference.

    04 November 2011

    In his remarks Christopher Lu, US Deputy Secretary of Labor, welcomed the Report of the Director-General on the future of work and called on the many challenges emerging from changes in the traditional workplace such as the use of labor brokers, temporary workers and technological innovations. He reminded that these changes have the potential to alter the rights, protections and expectations of workers, emphasized the necessity to ensure that core labor standards are protected and implemented, and stressed the need to continue pushing for a strong decent work agenda. Finally, Mr. Lu said he is confident that working in partnership will allow reaching the goals of eliminating poverty, reducing inequality, promoting decent work and building a global economy that benefits all.

  5. Press release

    ILO welcomes G20 shift back to growth, jobs and social protection

    04 November 2011

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia has welcomed the focus placed by the G20 Leaders Summit in Cannes on growth, jobs and social protection, in the context of expressions of global discontent with employment and social conditions in many cities and countries around the world.

  6. Event

    Lima: Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Trade Union Reform

    26 October 2011

  7. News

    USDOL grants ILO USD 17.5 million to combat child and forced labour

    03 October 2011

    The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has signed two cooperative agreements granting the International Labour Organization USD 17.5 million to support activities to combat child and forced labour around the world.

  8. News

    G20 Labor Ministerial Meeting

    26 September 2011

    "The world is facing difficult times, with a risk of new crisis, and serious consequences for the labour markets. We strongly believe that employment must be our top priority."

  9. News

    The ILO Director General, Juan Somavia, participates in the 2011 Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on September 23-25.

    23 September 2011

    Each year central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics come together to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. The Director General then travels to Paris, France to participate in the G20 Labor Ministerial meeting, which will be held on 26-27 September.