All ILO Newsroom content

January 2020

  1. Global Forum on Migration and Development

    ILO: Employment policies are key to address the challenge of migration

    24 January 2020

    At the 12th Summit of the Global Forum in Ecuador, ILO stated that decent work deficits are one of the main causes of migratory movements. The ILO Regional Director a.i., Juan Hunt, recalled in his speech that most migration is directly or indirectly related to the world of work.

  2. Video

    ILO Statistics on cooperatives - 1 minute video

    24 January 2020

    Statistics on cooperatives are essential to quantify the impact of cooperatives on their members and the economy as a whole. Currently reliable and comparable statistics on cooperatives are missing in most countries of the world. The ILO, in collaboration with its constituents and a number of national and international partners, is working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives, both in terms of employment and economic value added.

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    What do you know about inequality in your country?

    20 January 2020

    The gap between rich and poor is larger than we thought. The "World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020" report has identified major blind spots in our understanding of inequality.

  4. World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    Untapped potential, uncertain futures

    20 January 2020

    Unemployment is projected to rise in the next two years but that is only part of the picture. Watch the "World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020" report in short.

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    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  6. Labour migration

    Voices from the world of work

    19 January 2020

    Migrant and national garment workers and a garment factory manager in Jordan share their perspectives on the role and significance of the ILO and the future of work. This video is part of the “Voices from the World of Work” series, produced to celebrate the Centenary of the ILO.

  7. Blog

    Transition from school to work remains a difficult process for youth

    17 January 2020

    The ease or difficulty with which young people are able to transition from school to work has a lasting impact on their lives and labour market prospects.

  8. Blog

    Gender equality in the workplace remains elusive

    17 January 2020

    ILOSTAT data show that progress is needed in many areas and in every region to achieve gender equality in the labour market.

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    Our impact, their voices

    Hope and better prospects for a former bonded labourer in Nepal

    09 January 2020

    Hundreds of former bonded labourers in western Nepal are benefiting from vocational training under an innovative International Labour Organization scheme. Birendra Chaudhary, now a fully trained and well-paid plumber, is one of them.

  10. © ILO Ship to Shore Rights 2020

    Our impact, their voices

    How an ILO Protocol has helped combat forced labour in Thai fishing

    06 January 2020

    Since Thailand ratified the International Labour Organization’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (P29), conditions for workers in the country’s seafood and fishing industry have improved. The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights project has supported the Thai government in implementing the changes.