What's new

February 2013

  1. Global Employment Trends 2013

    Skills mismatches hurt job creation prospects

    04 February 2013

    The crisis has forced millions of workers to seek new jobs but their skills are often not those that employers are seeking, and this skills mismatch is driving up unemployment levels.

January 2013

  1. Event

    Web Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Benefits for All

    Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - Webinar convened by the ILO, the UN Global Compact Office and G3ICT

December 2012

  1. Skills

    Wanted: Local workers for the oil and gas industry

    12 December 2012

    The oil and gas industry is facing increasing shortages of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity for oil- and gas-producing countries to boost the involvement of their local workforce.

  2. Video

    Video: Institutional barriers for people with disabilities still an obstacle, says ILO

    03 December 2012

    Around 85 million people with disabilities live in China and despite progress made over the past 30 years, there are many challenges to ensure their equality and dignity. ILO Beijing Director Ann Herbert appeared on CCTV's 'Dialogue' saying that infrastructure and institutional barriers must be improved in China. She also noted that cultural barriers must be broken down to create an inclusive society.

  3. Disability and work

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2012

    This year’s theme is “Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all”. It provides an opportunity to address the exclusion of persons with disabilities by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society.
    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes that the existence of barriers constitutes a central component of disability. Under the Convention, disability is an evolving concept that “results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”

November 2012

  1. Press release

    Launch of Social Marketing Campaign for Responsible Working Practices

    01 November 2012

October 2012

  1. School-to-work transition

    The lure of apprenticeships in times of crisis

    15 October 2012

    Apprenticeships have been around for centuries but they are now getting a lot of fresh attention as the world struggles to defuse the potentially explosive youth employment crisis.

  2. Youth jobs data

    Youth labour market still critical in G20 countries

    03 October 2012

    Data presented at a G20 meeting in Geneva shows that youth unemployment rates remain alarming, ranging from about 8 per cent to over 50 per cent in 17 of the 20 member countries. The G20 Task Force on Employment agreed to promote quality apprenticeships.

June 2012

  1. Video

    Breaking the barriers

    29 June 2012

    This video documents the inclusion of people with disabilities in skills training programmes supported by the ILO through the TVET Reform Project in Bangladesh.

  2. Article

    Employers make the case for hiring people with disabilities

    19 June 2012

    101st session of the ILC held event on ILO Business and Disability Network to highlight the business case for hiring people with disabilities

December 2011

  1. Video

    Video: A Day in the Life of Jacqueline Minchin

    09 December 2011

    This film shows a young woman with Down’s syndrome and her daily routine at the Penglais Compehensive School, Wales, where she works. It serves as a powerful testimony for how positive work environments allow people with intellectual disabilities to contribute to the world of work.

  2. Disability and work

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2011

    Observed on the 3rd of December each year, the day aims to encourage better understanding of disability issues. This year’s theme is “Together for a better world for all: including persons with disabilities in development”. It seeks to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their communities in development efforts.

  3. News

    ILO launches first global business and disability website

    02 December 2011

    The ILO has taken a major step toward promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace with the launch of a pioneering new global knowledge sharing platform linking scores of multinational enterprises and organizations representing employers and networks of people with disabilities.

  4. Article

    Questions and answers: ILO disability inclusion resource manual

    01 December 2011

    December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To mark the date, the ILO has developed an online version of the ILO Disability Inclusion Toolkit and Manual – a collection of tools and information resources – to assist ILO staff in including disabled people in their areas of work. “Disability inclusion is everybody’s work!” ILO interviews Debra Perry, Senior Disability Technical Specialist and editor of the resource manual.

November 2011

  1. Article

    Skills for Green Jobs: selected stories from the field

    08 November 2011

    There are many stories from the field about how countries have dealt with the challenge of developing skills for green jobs. Here is a sampling of some of these stories, providing a representative overview of the types of projects and initiatives underway around the world today. More of these stories can be found in the new study entitled Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View.

  2. News

    New ILO study says greener economies will require development of new green job skills

    07 November 2011

    The employment potential of the transition to greener economies cannot be realized without the development of a wide range of relevant new skills for green jobs, according to a new global study by the ILO of 21 countries representing some 60 per cent of the world population. “Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View” is the most comprehensive report to date, outlining the needs and challenges of developing new skills that will be critical to sustaining the growth of green economies.

  3. Feature story

    Questions and answers on the skills for green jobs challenge

    07 November 2011

    Developing new skills or upgrading existing ones is the key to unlocking the potential of green jobs. The Green Jobs Initiative of the ILO, the UN Environmental Programme, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has been working to turn this potential into reality since 2008. ILO News talks to Olga Strietska-Ilina, Skills Development Specialist with ILO’s Skills and Employability Department, about a new landmark ILO study developed together with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) on skill needs for greener economies.

October 2011

  1. Press release

    ILO to share its lessons learnt on school to work transition

    03 October 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day Technical Seminar on Impact and Lessons Learnt on School to Work Transition, from 4 – 5 October at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jakarta, based on its experience executing the Education and Skills Training project for Youth Employment since 2008.

September 2011

  1. Instructional material

    Achieving Equal Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities through Legislation (Online guide)

    01 September 2011

    This online education and training guide is intended to support improved capacity of governments in collaboration with social partners and civil society to design, implement and evaluate legislation that effectively supports equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

May 2011

  1. Event

    Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on Skills for Employment: Good Practices and Effective Institutions to Bridge Education, Training and Decent Work

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day workshop on skills for employment as part of the G20 Training Strategy to support strong, sustainable and balanced growth.