20 May 2016
A pair of studies by the ILO examines the working conditions of gig economy workers, whose classification as freelancers often leaves them without protection.
Our impact, their voice
05 May 2016
Workers in Colombia’s palm oil agribusiness sector have reached agreements formalizing their jobs following complex tripartite negotiations. For José Guarín, this is a chance to make his dreams come true. For the ILO, while much remains to be done in the sector, this is a good beginning.
World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016
19 January 2016
Despite falling unemployment levels in some developed economies, new ILO analysis - World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) - shows the global job crisis is not likely to end, especially in emerging economies.
The informal economy
14 January 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launches an awareness raising campaign on the informal economy and undeclared work in Moldova.
12 January 2016
13th African Regional Meeting
16 November 2015
Fighting world of work insecurity: High-level conference discusses ways to formalize the informal economy
17 September 2015
High-level representatives from Europe and Central Asia have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate coherent policies and programmes to boost the fight against informality.
09 September 2015
As part of the project “Partnerships for Youth Employment in the Commonwealth of Independent States,” implemented by ILO and financed by Public Joint Stock Company LUKOIL, a Peer Review network focusing on youth employment policies was launched in 2014, with nine countries participating.
Transition to formal economy
17 August 2015
ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.
International Youth Day: 12 August 2015
11 August 2015
The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.