1. After the rain: ILO assists Serbia to assess recovery needs after massive floods

    02 June 2014

    In May 2014 unprecedented rainfall over a three-day period caused massive flooding and landslides, and forced more than 30,000 from their homes. In response to the disaster, the Government of Serbia undertook a Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA), supported jointly by several international organizations, including the ILO.

  2. Laying the Economic Foundations for Peace-building and State-building

    24 March 2014

    The ILO works with the g7+ group to promote Decent Work in 20 conflict-affected countries.

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    Inequality is not inevitable

    10 February 2014

    A new ILO book shows that the growing gap between rich and poor is only partially associated with technological change. The divide is mostly the result of economic and institutional policies that preceded the global economic and social crisis and were exacerbated by it.

  4. Reducing inequality will boost economic growth

    24 January 2014

    This oped has appeared in several leading newspapers around the world.


  1. ILO/Sida Brochure

    29 November 2013

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    Boosting demand is the goal, so how do we get there?

    05 September 2013

  3. Contributor Data File

    02 May 2013

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    Removing the barriers to inclusion

    28 March 2013

    People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.

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    Environmental sustainability is not a job killer

    27 February 2013

    ILO Green Jobs Programme coordinator, Peter Poschen, outlines the business and job opportunities that could emerge from a shift to a greener economy.

  6. Employment in Africa: Think agriculture!

    29 January 2013

    Why agriculture should be Africa’s top priority.


  1. Wanted: Local workers for the oil and gas industry

    12 December 2012

    The oil and gas industry is facing increasing shortages of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity for oil- and gas-producing countries to boost the involvement of their local workforce.

  2. Competitiveness and employment: Trying to square the circle

    05 December 2012

    Cutting costs can help a country become more competitive and boost exports as a result. But, as attractive as it may seem, EU countries, which trade heavily among themselves, cannot all gain a competitive edge at the same time.

  3. The challenges beyond the crisis

    25 November 2012

    There are strong forces besides the global economic crisis affecting labour markets worldwide. Understanding and shaping policies to respond to them will determine the present and future of the world of work. By José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs*

  4. Healing pharmacies

    12 November 2012

    As the International Year of Cooperatives draws to an end, ILO News looks at how cooperatives in Turkey offer customers easier and safer access to medicines.

  5. Interview with John Knapp - Building and Extending Skills Training (BEST) project

    06 November 2012

  6. Youth jobs count – but how?

    02 November 2012

    The latest EU figures show a further increase in youth unemployment, but there has been some debate in the past over whether to express those levels in rates rather than ratios. What is the difference between the two, and which, if any, is a more precise measurement?

  7. Rebuilding lives shattered in Sri Lanka’s conflict

    19 October 2012

    Three years after the end of Sri Lanka’s bitter civil war, victims are still struggling to rebuild their lives. A joint UN project seeks to give them a new start through training and job placement.

  8. Cultivating the green shoots of rural areas

    18 October 2012

    The ILO looks to harnessing the potential of the world’s rural areas as city dwellers in the developing world struggle to find work.

  9. Young and older workers, two sides of the same coin

    08 October 2012

    Many of the countries that are suffering from huge youth unemployment levels are also experiencing population ageing. Isn’t it time to start thinking of older workers as a category that deserves specific attention?

  10. Crisis in Spain highlights an increasing ‘employment divide’

    17 September 2012

    The wave of social unrest that has recently hit Spain is a reflection of the growing rural/urban and north/south divide in the country.