2012 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Priority theme:  Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs.

ILO speeches and statements

  1. ILO Statement to the 2012 ECOSOC High-Level Segment

    A jobs-centered development agenda

    09 July 2012

    Action for jobs now is critical for growth and development and the shaping of fairer, greener and less volatile globalization.

  2. ILO Statement at the 2012 ECOSOC Ministerial Breakfast

    Cooperatives make a better world

    05 July 2012

    Cooperatives are particularly suitable as a form of organization and empowerment for vulnerable groups.

Focus on: Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work

Latest ILO reports
Global Wage Report 2012/13: Wages and Equitable Growth
The Global Wage Report 2012/13 looks at differences in wages around the globe and how they have been influenced by the economic crisis. It includes global and regional wage trends and statistics, as well as policy recommendations.

Public Sector Shock: The impact of policy retrenchment in Europe
On the basis of a comparative and comprehensive assessment, illustrated by case studies
in education, health and public administration, policy issues are discussed with the aim of finding the right mix of public sector reforms.

ILO projects
Project for the support of employment promotion and poverty reduction (APERP II)
A technical cooperation project financed by the French Government for countries of French-speaking Africa and the Union for the Mediterranean

Other ILO documents
The Oslo Declaration: Restoring confidence in jobs and growth
Government, worker and employer delegates from 51 European and Central Asian ILO member States adopted a resolution to help countries affected by the crisis to overcome its negative economic, social and political consequences and restore trust in the region.

Session outcomes

  1. Declaration of the 2012 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review

    Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work for achieving the MDGs

    06 July 2012

UN reports

  1. Report of the Secretary-General to the 2012 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review

    Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work for achieving the MDGs

    24 April 2012