October 2016

  1. Social Protection

    Global Business Network meets to promote social protection floors

    25 October 2016

    ILO Director-General highlights the role of business in further developing social protection floors and achieving sustainable development goals on social protection.

  2. © André Durand / AFP 2016

    Future of work and entreprises

    France and ILO organize international conference on the future of enterprises

    21 October 2016

    Researchers, government representatives and social partners from France and other countries look at how enterprises and workers can best adapt to future of work challenges.

  3. © Bruna cs 2016

    Labour situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Labour indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to deteriorate in the midst of regional economic contraction

    19 October 2016

    ECLAC/ILO report indicates that urban unemployment increased during the first semester of 2016 and could reach 8.6 per cent for the year on average, with a marked variation between countries and subregions.

  4. © M. Elshamy / Anadolu Agency 2016

    Press release

    ILO warmly welcomes next United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

    14 October 2016

    ILO Director-General congratulates António Guterres on his appointment as UN Secretary-General.

  5. © Nahuel Berger / World Bank 2016

    Rural employment

    ILO: 52 million people working in rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean

    14 October 2016

    Greater efforts required to improve working conditions in the countryside, a new ILO regional report on rural employment says.

  6. © Pete Lewis / DFID 2016

    Foreign investment

    ILO and WAIPA sign agreement on FDI and decent jobs

    14 October 2016

    Agreement is expected to lead to the generation of decent jobs, sustainable businesses, more inclusive growth and better sharing of the benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI).

  7. © Nguyen A. / ILO 2016

    Business and persons with disabilities

    Two more companies sign the Global Business and Disability Charter

    12 October 2016

    Annual meeting of the ILO Global Business & Disability Network welcomes new Charter signatories and discusses future of work issues.

  8. Freedom of Association

    Towards Trade Union Unity in Uganda

    12 October 2016

    With the support of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), 42 unions adopted a resolution to enhance trade union unity in Uganda.

  9. Press release

    IFC, ILO join forces to support entrepreneurship, boost youth employment in MENA

    10 October 2016

    Partnership aims to develop policies that support entrepreneurship, ensure youth have skills that are required by the market, and encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs.

  10. Blog

    What do we really know about income inequality?

    10 October 2016

    If you watch the news or read the papers, chances are you have heard about income inequality. The issue is complex and polarizing. But what does income inequality really mean?