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ILO to launch global report on employment and social trends

Media advisory | 05 February 2019
GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch its flagship report, World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019 (WESO), on Wednesday, February 13.

The WESO looks at the latest labour market developments related to human prosperity and welfare and gives the latest ILO data – globally and regionally - on trends such as global unemployment, informal employment and gender gaps. This report includes a detailed focus on how these changes affect progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For UNOG accredited correspondents: There will be a press briefing on the report by Deborah Greenfield, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy and Damian Grimshaw, Director of Research, on Wednesday, February 13 at 10am in press room one at the Palais des Nations.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report and associated media materials can be made available to journalists upon request from Monday 11 February by contacting newsroom@ilo.org .

The report and all associated materials and information are under strict embargo until 12.00 GMT (13.00 Geneva time) on Wednesday February 13.

Media interviews can be arranged through the ILO Department of Communication (newsroom@ilo.org , +4122/799-7912). The ILO TV studio and ISDN line can also be booked for broadcast interviews by contacting the Radio and TV Unit ( multimedia@ilo.org, +4122/799-7935 ).