Stories and articles on Least developed countries
Social justice for rural populations means prosperity for the planet
01 June 2023
With almost half of the world’s population living in rural areas, rural economies can help eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring food security and creating decent jobs. To make this happen, rural areas must be revitalized – but how?
The current state of the global labour market: Implications for achieving the Global Goals
13 March 2023
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. But with the COVID-19 pandemic upending the global labour market in recent years, progress towards achieving these goals has been disrupted. From rising unemployment and informal work to slowing productivity growth and persistent gender inequalities, the pandemic has highlighted the need for urgent action to build a more resilient and equitable world of work.
Investments in Least Developed Countries are key to sustainable development
08 March 2023
Interview with Githa Roelans, Unit Head, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement.
A journey through Yemen’s labour market
05 March 2023
A new collection of ILO photos captures Yemeni workers and employers at work, demonstrating their struggles, perseverance and optimism for a better future.
ILO Director-General – Why we need greater social justice
20 February 2023
On World Day of Social Justice, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F Houngbo, explained why policymakers must prioritize social justice or risk fueling poverty, inequality and social unrest, as well as undermining action against climate change.
Amid crisis there is reason to hope – if we come together to pursue social justice
01 February 2023
In a blog for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ILO Director-General calls for more international cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals and greater social justice.
WEF meeting in Davos
The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice. Here's why
09 January 2023
Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the ILO Director-General outlines why greater social justice is needed to reinvigorate social progress and respond to the impact of multiple global crises.