December 2012

  1. US$2.5 million to improve labour migration governance in the Middle East

    17 December 2012

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation funds ILO initiative to improve working conditions for migrants in the Middle East.

  2. Labour market gender gap: Two steps forward, one step back

    11 December 2012

    The gender gap in global labour markets showed some convergence in the earlier part of the last decade but increased after the crisis erupted in 2007, according to an ILO report produced in collaboration with UN Women. The picture varies considerably among regions.

  3. Norway supports skills and entrepreneurship for youth in Yemen

    10 December 2012

    The ILO and the Government of Norway have launched a project to promote skills development and youth entrepreneurship in Yemen in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, trade unions and employers’ organizations.

  4. Economic crisis leads to huge changes in working practices

    10 December 2012

    Large numbers of employees are getting lower wages because they are working fewer hours and doing less overtime. Many are also ‘work sharing’ - in order to avoid being laid off.

  5. Wage growth slows globally despite increases in emerging countries

    07 December 2012

    New ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages in developed countries and some resilience in emerging economies.

  6. Workers getting a smaller slice of the pie

    07 December 2012

    Workers have been getting a smaller share of national income, as a bigger slice has gone to profits in most countries. This trend has wide-ranging economic and social implications.

  7. Minimum wages key to cutting working poverty, says ILO

    07 December 2012

    Minimum wages reduce working poverty and protect vulnerable workers. Their levels reflect both the needs of workers and the prevailing economic conditions and level of national income.

November 2012

  1. ILO to launch mapping of NGO services for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    26 November 2012

    The International Labour Organization will issue a report mapping NGO services for women migrant domestic workers in Lebanon on Tuesday (November 27), as part of the Action Programme for Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon (PROWD) financed by the European Union and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

  2. Palestinians in Lebanon working under precarious conditions

    20 November 2012

    Restrictions in Lebanon do not exclude Palestinian refugees from the labour market but lead to exploitative conditions, a new ILO-EU study says.

  3. Palestinians in Lebanon working but under precarious conditions

    20 November 2012

    Restrictions on the Palestinian right to work lead to exploitative conditions but do not shut them out of the labour market, says ILO-CEP-EU study.