Enabling environment for sustainable enterprises
08 October 2019
New ILO report spells out where progress was made and identifies remaining key constraints for enterprise development.
Increase of minimum wage
08 August 2019
The country in the Southeast of Europe went for a bold reform of the minimum wage system in 2017 and asked the ILO for support in assessing the impact of this policy on income equality and employment. A new ILO study provides encouraging findings.
07 August 2019
Among the many notches that North Macedonia put on its belt in recent years, there is one for being the first non-EU country bent on introducing a fully-fledged youth guarantee (YG). When the Recommendation of the European Union Council compelled EU Member States to put in place a YG, in 2013, Governments and their social partners committed to ensure that all young people would receive a good-quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education.
ITUC Global Rights Index shows workers’ rights are frequently violated in Central and Eastern Europe
09 July 2019
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released in June its yearly Global Rights Index. For 2019, it shows that Central and Eastern Europe still has a long way to go before workers can access the rights laid down in international labour standards. Yet, there are also positive developments.
Rural job creation
Local partnerships are best equipped to address local needs: ILO kicks off its first Local Employment Partnership project in Moldova
05 July 2019
The ILO initiative was launched on 18 April, 2019 in the Cahul district in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, employers’ and workers’ organizations and with the participation of 20 public and private partners.
International Labour Conference
10 June 2019
Local employment partnerships
05 June 2019
To celebrate Europe Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Mr. Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission and Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative visited the “Center for development of innovations and entrepreneurship” in Sarajevo to see how the center works and meet with students.
05 June 2019
In 2018, the overall monthly wage arrears totaled 5% of the nationwide pay roll in Ukraine. The new ILO project will tackle wage arrears and will also work on minimum wage fixing and equal pay.
Skills for employment
17 May 2019
Stay updated with the ILO’s Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform - and have a look at our favourite picks (below)!
16 May 2019
Montenegro becomes the 56th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 151