October 2017

  1. © Long Hongtao / XINHUA 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2017 – Sustainable enterprises and jobs

    ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

    16 October 2017

    Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers should look into ways to make it easier for SMEs to access such external funding.

  2. © WorldSkills Interna 2017


    Are young people overskilled or underskilled?

    13 October 2017

    This week, as we prepare ILO’s participation in the World Skills Competition 2017, taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 15-18 October, we are left to reflect on a major theme which is troubling governments, employers, workers and young people across the globe – the so called skills mismatch.

  3. Blog

    The World of Work at the heart of WTO’s Public Forum 2017

    13 October 2017

    The World Trade Organization’s Public Forum is the WTO’s annual gathering for policymakers, academics, civil society and anyone with an interest or a stake in global trade and trade policy. This year’s forum, held at WTO headquarters in Geneva 26-28 September, was all about jobs, reflected also in the World Trade Report launched there, entitled “Trade, Technology and Jobs”. The ILO played an active role, speaking at five panels, including two by Deputy Director General Deborah Greenfield.

  4. News

    The horror of modern slavery on screen

    12 October 2017

    50 for Freedom advocate and actor, Joaquín Furriel, was special guest of the International Labour Organization at a screening in Geneva of the award-winning movie, ‘The Boss: Anatomy of a crime.’

  5. Blog

    5 ways governments can support agriculture insurance

    09 October 2017

    Agricultural insurance can play an important role in securing farmers’ livelihoods and boosting the efficiency of the agricultural sector, but access to agricultural insurance remains low.

  6. © AFP China Xtra 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs

    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  7. 10th European Regional Meeting

    ILO initiative calls for social partnerships for a future with decent work in Europe and Central Asia

    05 October 2017

    European Regional Meeting endorses policy framework to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks relating to the future of work in the region.

  8. © UNDP Tajikistan 2017

    10th European Regional Meeting

    ILO says economic growth and social progress must go hand in hand in Europe and Central Asia

    03 October 2017

    ILO head says that "full respect of fundamental principles and rights at work is the indispensable base from which all else will flow".

  9. World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) 2017

    ILO flagship report to focus on sustainable enterprises and job creation in SMEs

    03 October 2017

September 2017

  1. Future of work

    G7 Meeting of Ministers of Labour and Employment focuses on the future of work

    30 September 2017

    ILO head calls on global community to ensure "that the great transformations underway in the world of work are shaped to create the decent jobs people want and need".