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November 2015

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    Youth Employment

    UN Chiefs endorse Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    18 November 2015

    UN Chief Executives Board endorses Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, which ILO Director-General hails as exemplary system-wide effort for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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    ILO Forced Labour Convention

    Norway ratification clinches landmark ILO forced labour protocol

    18 November 2015

    Norway has ratified the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention, as part of a renewed global effort to eradicate modern slavery.

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    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO Director-General welcomes G20 breakthrough on tackling inequality, says focus should now be on implementation

    16 November 2015

    G20 Leaders adopt comprehensive agenda for achieving “strong, sustainable and balanced growth” to promote inclusiveness and reduce inequalities.

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    ILO Director-General says addressing inequality can boost economic growth

    16 November 2015

    Reversing the trend of sluggish growth is vital for success of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, including the goal of promoting inclusive growth and decent work for all.

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    Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015

    Workers are becoming more educated, although not always finding suitable jobs

    16 November 2015

    The new edition of the ILO online reference tool analyses the link between education and access to the labour market.

  6. G20 Leaders’ Summit

    ILO Director-General in Turkey for G20 Leaders’ Summit

    15 November 2015

    Guy Ryder will address the summit's first working session on inclusive growth.

  7. Ready Made Garment Sector

    Safety inspections for targeted Bangladesh export-oriented RMG factories complete

    09 November 2015

    The Government of Bangladesh has completed the inspection phase of its efforts to assess exporting ready-made garment (RMG) factories for structural, fire and electrical safety with emphasis now switching to remediation.

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    Forced immigration and jobs

    ILO discusses world of work response to global refugee crisis

    06 November 2015

    The growing number of people displaced by war, persecution and poverty has profound implications for labour markets.

October 2015

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    Business and persons with disabilities

    11 major companies to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace

    28 October 2015

    The new Global Business and Disability Network Charter is a global tool for businesses to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the world of work

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    Forced labour

    ILO 50 for Freedom Campaign Kicks Off

    20 October 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a new global campaign to end modern slavery, in partnership with the International Organization of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The 50 for Freedom campaign aims to mobilize public support and influence in at least 50 countries to ratify the ILO’s Forced Labour Protocol by 2018. Sign up to support the campaign at and share your tweets with #50ff.