22 March 2016
In his message for World Water Day, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, highlights the situation of the some 1.5 billion people who work in water, many of whom are not recognized for the work they do, nor protected by basic labour rights.
16 December 2015
Michelle Leighton, Chief of the Labour Migration branch at the ILO, explains the key findings of the new report on Global Estimates of Migrant Workers. Reliable, high quality and up-to-date statistics are crucial to understanding labour migration and countering misconceptions about migrants as we work towards fulfilling the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. (Closed Captions available)
04 December 2015
Recycling in Albania: Waste management and recycling have become important pillars in the construction of the green economy. They offer a wide variety of job opportunities in the public and private sectors.
17 November 2015
The education level of the labour force is improving worldwide but access to a higher education is not leading to lower unemployment at the global level, says ILO economist Rosina Gammarano, a contributor to the 9th edition of the ILO’s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market” (KILM). (Closed Captions available)
17 November 2015
Looking for an easy way to access key indicators on labour markets around the world? Steve Kapsos, Chief of the ILO's Data Production and Analysis Unit, shows how to use the 9th edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) to identify the key trends and priority areas for labour market interventions. (Closed Captions available)
28 October 2015
Recruiting people with disabilities into the workplace and retaining those who become disabled while employed is good for business and good for employees. The ILO Global Business and Disability Network supports companies to promote good practices and create more inclusive workplaces. (Closed Captions available)
14 October 2015
The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report.
07 October 2015
"Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.
26 September 2015
The importance of decent work in achieving the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals is highlighted by Goal 8 which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.
17 September 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals set targets for the next fifteen years. As the process of achieving the 17 Goals gains momentum, putting decent work and strengthening social protection are crucial to achieving global prosperity. Decent work transforms societies for the better, driving development that is more equitable, inclusive and sustainable.