Heads of State and Government, Vice-presidents, labour ministers and leaders from employers’ and workers’ organizations met in Geneva from June 15-17 for a Global Jobs Crisis Summit organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The ILO summit provided a first-of-its-kind opportunity to discuss policies that are being implemented at the national and international level to address the global jobs crisis.
The three-day ILO summit, which was part of ILO’s International Labour Conference, included four high-level panels on the following topics: global and regional coordination, development cooperation, managing the national jobs agenda and rights at work, social dialogue and enterprise survival.
Follow-up to the Summit
- ILO adopts 'Global Jobs Pact' aimed at creating jobs, protecting workers and stimulating economic recovery
- Recovering from the crisis: A Global Jobs Pact
- Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, addressing the 98th International Labour Conference during its closing session
- Report of the Committee of the Whole on Crisis Responses
Summit's coverage (text, audio, video)
Statements delivered at the ILO Summit on the Global Jobs crisis (PDF files of the speeches in the language of the speaker or in english).
Video excerpts (speeches, panel discussions) of the ILO Summit on the Global Jobs Crisis, in original version.
Recordings of the speeches delivered at the ILO Summit on the Global Jobs Crisis (language of the speaker).
Special Coverage - ILO Summit on the Global Jobs Crisis
More than 4,000 delegates representing governments, employers and workers are meeting at the annual Conference of the ILO from 3 to 19 June to discuss ways of addressing the global crisis in jobs and social protection. ILO Online asked Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO International Institute for Labour Studies about the current jobs situation, and how decent work policies can tackle the crisis.