June 18, 2019

ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

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In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women’s Day. LIMA (ILO News) – During the last 20 years the inclusion of women in […]

ILO to launch new gender report for International Women’s Day

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1 March 2019 — GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report on global gender equality issues will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 7 March, the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD). The report, A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all, brings together research, data and […]

WESO 2019 Trends: Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Poor quality employment is the main issue for global labour markets, with millions of people forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). New data gathered for the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 (WESO) show that a majority of the […]

ILO to launch global report on employment and social trends

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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 […]

Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

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GENEVA (ILO News) – Social protection is critical in helping children escape poverty and its devastating effects, yet, the vast majority of children have no effective social protection coverage, UNICEF and the ILO said in a joint report. Evidence shows clearly that cash transfers play a vital role in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and […]

A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

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GENEVA (ILO News) – The ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work has called on governments to commit to a set of measures in order to address the challenges caused by unprecedented transformational change in the world of work.  Co-chaired by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, the commission outlines a […]

Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

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GENEVA (ILO News) – The Global Commission on the Future of Work  will launch its report at the ILO headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday 22 January, marking the start of the Organization’s Centenary celebrations.  The report will be officially released at 10:00 GMT (11:00 Geneva time). There will be an embargoed briefing for journalists at 08:00 GMT (09:00 […]

Taking the ILO to the people

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Geneva (ILO NEWS) – To coincide with its 100th year, the ILO has announced a Global Campaign, “Taking the ILO to the people”, that demonstrates the relevance of the Organization’s founding mandate to contemporary challenges and its central role in helping build a fairer future for all. “Work and the search for it touches all […]

ILO to launch new multimedia, interactive website on 09 January 2019 to mark its Centenary year

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To mark the ILO’s Centenary year, we will be launching a new multimedia, interactive website (https://www.ilo.org/100/en/) on 9 January 2019  that will take you through the past, present and future of the ILO in a way you’ve never experienced before. The organization’s work over the decades has affected all of our daily lives so it […]

Labour Overview 2018: Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean down slightly in 2018

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After three years on the rise, unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean dipped slightly in 2018, according to the ILO’s Labour Overview 2018. But there is uncertainty about future trends, amid slow growth, high volatility and concerns about the high rate of youth unemployment. LIMA (ILO News) – The unemployment rate in Latin America […]