News items

2012

  1. Labour market gender gap: Two steps forward, one step back

    11 December 2012

    The gender gap in global labour markets showed some convergence in the earlier part of the last decade but increased after the crisis erupted in 2007, according to an ILO report produced in collaboration with UN Women. The picture varies considerably among regions.

  2. Wage growth slows globally despite increases in emerging countries

    07 December 2012

    New ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages in developed countries and some resilience in emerging economies.

  3. Palestinians in Lebanon working under precarious conditions

    20 November 2012

    Restrictions in Lebanon do not exclude Palestinian refugees from the labour market but lead to exploitative conditions, a new ILO-EU study says.

  4. Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED)

    17 November 2012

    Adequate education and skills can improve the employability of workers, the productivity of enterprises and the inclusiveness of economic growth.

  5. W4Y Newsletter

    25 October 2012

    Read the W4Y Newsletter to get updated on the progress of the Project. In the newsletter you may find the latest on where the project is in terms of survey implementation in each 28 target countries and in database development.

  6. Asia-Pacific: Quality and quantity of jobs dropping

    22 October 2012

    Slowing growth in many Asian countries has accentuated labour market challenges in a region that has the world’s largest youth population, and where precarious work is widespread.

  7. ILO says cooperatives key to boosting food production

    16 October 2012

    Agricultural cooperatives – the theme of the 2012 World Food Day – are a vehicle for decent lives and decent work, according to ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  8. 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.

  9. Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

  10. ILO calls for urgent investment in youth work opportunities

    11 September 2012

    The head of the ILO’s Employment sector outlines the ILO’s vision for investment in young people in order to tackle the world-wide youth unemployment crisis.

  11. Integrated Climate Risk Financing: ILO and UNDP teaming up in the Philippines

    15 August 2012

  12. Mexico: A labour market overview

    29 June 2012

    As Mexicans go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president and legislature, the ILO presents a snapshot of the employment situation based on the May edition of "The Labour Situation in Latin America"*.

  13. Green jobs: a chance for youth - UNEP and ILO

    19 June 2012

    In the run up to the high level discussions of Rio+20 on 20-22 June, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and the ILO (International Labour Organizations) organized a joint Rio +20 side event.

  14. Social protection expands despite crisis, ILO-World Bank report says

    07 June 2012

    A new ILO-World Bank report and online data tool shows that social protection systems expanded in many parts of the world between 2008 and 2010.

  15. Swiss labour market recovery boosted by effective social partnership, ILO-World Bank report says

    07 June 2012

    A new ILO-World Bank report and online data tool presented at the 101st International Labour Conference shows that the Swiss labour market – even though it was hit by the crisis – recovered faster than in other countries, partly because of an intensive social dialogue between government, employers and workers.

  16. Analyzing national responses to the global economic and social crisis

    07 June 2012

    On 12 June, Swiss Federal Counselor and Minister of Economic Affairs Johann Schneider-Ammann will present a new ILO-World Bank database to the International Labour Conference in Geneva. For the first time, the new database lists and examines the policy responses taken by 77 countries since the start of the financial and economic crisis.

  17. Greek youth lose faith in the future

    29 May 2012

    When Greek unemployment hit another record high at the end of 2011, it was the first time that the number of young people without a job outnumbered those in work. Qurratul-Ain Haider, a journalist based in Geneva, reports from Athens.

  18. Temporary, part-time jobs: a trap for youth?

    22 May 2012

    The use of temporary contracts for young workers has nearly doubled since the onset of the economic crisis, said the ILO in its Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012 report.

  19. The hidden face of youth unemployment

    17 May 2012

    Extremely adverse labour market conditions are forcing many youth to give up the job search altogether or to continue their stay in the education system. Globally, some 6.4 million youth have dropped out of the labour force.

  20. Neither working nor studying, the fate for millions of youth worldwide

    17 May 2012

    Millions of youth around the world have essentially given up looking for a job since the onset of the crisis, reflecting an increasing detachment from the labour market.