Lunch Lecture "Growing Inequalities and Social Unrest in the World"

The United Nations Association Flanders Belgium, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the ILO kindly Invite you to a lunch lecture by Raymond Torres, Director of the Research Department of the ILO.

Thursday 25 September 2014, 12.30-14.30

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)
Nadia Younes Room, 8th floor, block C2,
Wetstraat 155, Brussels


We kindly invite you to a lunch lecture, organized by the United Nations Association Flanders Belgium (VVN), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (GGS Leuven) and the ILO. Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO Research Department, will give a lecture on rising social unrest and inequalities in Europe, on the basis of the key findings of the World of Work Report 2013

World of Work Report


The 2013 edition of the "World of Work Report" analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. The authors look at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels. The report found that social unrest increased in a majority of economies. Insufficient economic growth and high unemployment rates were the two most important determinants. Advanced economies have, on average, had the highest social unrest index score.

Raymond Torres

Raymond Torres is Director of the Research Department of the International Labour Organization, where he has been working since 2007. In 2008 he launched the ‘World of Work Report’, the main annual flagship publication of the Organization.

This lecture will be chaired by Eddy Laurijssen (VVN). Participation is free, but as seating is limited, registration is on a 'first come, first served' basis. Please
register before 20 September 2014.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
This lunch lecture is organized in cooperation with: