News

August 2017

  1. © ILO/Ala’a al Sukhni 2017

    Press release

    Jordan’s first job centre for Syrian refugees opens in Zaatari camp

    22 August 2017

    ILO and UNHCR inaugurate the centre with EU support and in coordination with the Government of Jordan

  2. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

  3. Tackling youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Creating decent jobs for a rapidly expanding young African labour force

    18 August 2017

    Youth unemployment rates remain relatively low in sub-Saharan Africa, as the vast majority of employable active youth cannot afford not to work. Yet within the next 15 years, some 375 million young people will become of working age in the region, equivalent to the current population of Canada and the United States combined. By 2050, sub-Saharan African youth, age 15 to 24, will account for 30 percent of all youth around the globe.

  4. Future of Work Initiative

    ILO to establish Global Commission on the Future of Work

    16 August 2017

    On 21 August, the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius will launch the new international body during a high-level event in Geneva.

  5. © EricAudras/AltoPress/PhotoAlto 2017

    Youth employment

    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

  6. © Ryan Brown / UN Women 2017

    Gender equality

    What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    01 August 2017

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.

July 2017

  1. Press release

    ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  2. World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    The horror of modern slavery on screen

    28 July 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.’

  3. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    ILO Director-General: BRICS countries play a key role in tackling global world of work challenges

    27 July 2017

    Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.

  4. News

    Skilling migrants: A triple win for government, migrant workers and employers

    26 July 2017

    The International Labour Organization calls for collaboration and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders to ensure skills training and recognition for migrant workers.