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  1. ILO adopts “Global Jobs Pact” aimed at creating jobs, protecting workers and stimulating economic recovery

    19 June 2009

    Faced with the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and the continuing collapse of enterprises, the International Labour Organization adopted a Global Jobs Pact designed to guide national and international policies aimed at stimulating economic recovery, generating jobs and providing protection to working people and their families.

  2. ILO meets with high-level experts to discuss the crisis and the future of the automotive industry

    22 May 2009

    Against the backdrop of the global economic and social crisis, senior experts on the automotive sector from Europe, Asia and the Americas met here on 20-21 May with top officials of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss the state of the automotive industry and its future directions.

  3. New ILO report says “Cost of Coercion” to workers in forced labour surpasses USD 20 billion per year

    12 May 2009

    In a new study on the patterns of forced labour worldwide, the International Labour Office (ILO) says the “opportunity cost” of coercion to the workers affected reaches over USD 20 billion per year.

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work public march urged for a strong safety culture at work

    28 April 2009

    Celebrating the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, a public march was held in Addis Ababa, on April 28, 2004, calling for a strong safety culture at work.

  5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work Public march in Addis Ababa urged for a strong safety culture at work

    28 April 2009

    More than 250 representatives from government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, staff members from the Public Health Department of Addis Ababa University and the International Labour Organization (ILO) called for a strong safety culture at work on 26th April at a public rally in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  6. National High Level Tripartite Symposium on “Mitigating the present Economic and Job Crisis through Decent Work and Social Dialogue”

    23 April 2009

    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. Concern is growing over the balance, fairness and sustainability of the sort of globalization we have had in the run up to the financial crash.

  7. National Tripartite Symposium tackles job crisis through Decent Work and Social Dialogue

    23 April 2009

    The President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Girma Wolde Giorgis opened the first national tripartite symposium on “Mitigating the present economic and job crisis through decent work and social dialogue” held under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Addis Ababa.

  8. Ethiopia Marks the 90th Anniversary of th International Labour Organization (ILO)

    21 April 2009

    Press conference on the celebrations of the 90th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  9. ILO launches third call for proposals to promote cooperatives in Africa

    13 April 2009

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced the launch of a third call for proposals to promote cooperatives through the Cooperative Facility for Africa programme

  10. ILO Director-General calls London G20 Summit "an important step forward on a difficult road"

    03 April 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Juan Somavia welcomed the outcome of the London G20 Summit, saying that “The leaders of the G20 have made significant progress in consolidating a coordinated international response to the deepening global crisis".

  11. ILO calls for urgent global jobs pact to forestall "prolonged and severe" employment crisis

    24 March 2009

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization called for a “Global Jobs Pact” to forestall a “prolonged and severe” jobs crisis that would lead to a massive increase in unemployment and working poverty.

  12. ILO warns economic crisis could generate up to 22 million more unemployed women in 2009, jeopardize equality gains at work and at home

    05 March 2009

    The economic crisis is expected to increase the number of unemployed women by up to 22 million in 2009, the International Labour Office (ILO) says in its annual Global Employment Trends for Women report (GET), adding that the global jobs crisis is expected to worsen sharply with the deepening of the recession in 2009.

  13. ILO delegates call for urgent new policy measures to address growing job losses in the financial sector

    27 February 2009

    Worker, employer and government representatives called for urgent new policies and measures to mitigate the severe impact of the global financial and economic crisis on the more than 20 million financial sector workers worldwide and to stimulate a sustainable economic recovery.

  14. ILO meeting to discuss employment crunch in the financial sector

    23 February 2009

    More than 100 senior representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, gather here on 24-25 February to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on the more than 20 million people employed in the financial sector worldwide.

  15. Unemployment, working poor and vulnerable employment to increase dramatically due to global economic crisis

    28 January 2009

    The global economic crisis is expected to lead to a dramatic increase in the number of people joining the ranks of the unemployed, working poor and those in vulnerable employment, the International Labour Office (ILO) says in its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET).

  16. ILO warns of cuts in real wages for millions of workers in 2009 – Declines follow decade in which wages failed to keep pace with economic growth

    25 November 2008

    The global economic crisis is expected to lead to painful cuts in the wages of millions of workers worldwide in the coming year, according to a new report published today by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  17. Regional Meeting adopts Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15: Sets ambitious targets to be achieved by 2015

    27 April 2007

    Faced with a continental challenge of growth that is failing to create enough better quality jobs to stop rising unemployment and an increasing number of people living in poverty, top worker, employer and government representatives of the ILO's African member States today adopted a sweeping new "Decent Work Agenda in Africa 2007-15".

  18. XIth African Regional Meeting opens with calls for continent-wide mobilization for decent work: 10,000 African women and men added each day to growing ranks of extreme working poor

    24 April 2007

    Noting that "growth with few good jobs is not politically sustainable", ILO Director-General Juan Somavia today called for a new development approach in Africa which "puts people at the centre of development and judges the success of economic and social policy according to what happens to people at work."

  19. 11th ILO African Regional Meeting, Addis Ababa, 24-27 April - Despite upturn, African economies still lack enough decent jobs: Governments, employers and workers to discuss new "policy portfolio" for reducing poverty, creating decent work

    23 April 2007

    Widespread economic growth and increased productivity in Africa has been insufficient to reduce the growing numbers of unemployed and working poor, according to new analyses prepared by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  20. Ninth Regional Seminar for Labour-based Practitioners

    Seminar theme was 'Towards appropriate engineering practices and an enabling environment'