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2015

  1. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2023

    Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face multiple barriers in finding decent jobs

    28 April 2015

    A new ILO report on the transition of young people from school to work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia shows a missed opportunity in absorbing a well-educated youth workforce.

  2. United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory launches string of ILO projects in Gaza

    27 April 2015

    James Rawley presides over the launch of ILO projects as part of the UN-wide response to the loss of Palestinian livelihoods and economic opportunity in Gaza.

  3. Cyclone PAM causes devastating impact on employment and livelihoods

    23 April 2015

    ILO Disaster Preparedness and Response

  4. Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.

  5. ILO training to account for loss of employment and income during future crisis

    22 April 2015

    A training programme to build the capacity of local government, private sector, trade unions and NGO’s to better capture employment, livelihoods and social protection data in the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).

  6. ILO part of UN Joint Programme with UNDP, UNWomen and UN Habitat

    15 April 2015

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries has been contributing to the development of a UN Joint Programme to support recovery efforts in Vanuatu. The joint programme supports recovery of communities and local government in the provinces and islands affected by Cyclone Pam, with the aim to promote restoration of livelihoods, community and local government infrastructure, debris clearance and building resilience with a special attention to women, young people and most vulnerable groups.

  7. ILO hails adoption of the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

    02 April 2015

    The Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted on 18 March 2015 in Japan by representatives from 187 UN Members attending the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

  8. ILO to coordinate and implement technical assistance as part of the national recovery and reconstruction phase in Vanuatu - Post Cyclone Pam

    25 March 2015

    The ILO Director General Mr Guy Ryder has personally written to the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu expressing on behalf of the ILO our deepest sympathy following the loss of lives and the immense devastation by Cyclone Pam

  9. © Saleh Jadallah/ILO 2023

    Gaza conflict in 2014 caused hefty Palestinian job losses through destruction of workplaces and productive assets

    24 March 2015

    New ILO study assesses how the Israeli military operation during the latest Gaza conflict caused widespread “disemployment” in the Palestinian territory’s private sector through the destruction of land, structures, capital equipment and tools.

  10. © Austronesian Expedition/Flickr 2023

    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in cooperatives while pointing to the need for better recognition by governments

  11. A series of Working Papers on Microfinance for Decent Work are released…

    16 February 2015

  12. ILO and the Graduate Institute’s ‘Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding’ join forces to research on the nexus between employment, decent work, fragility and peace dividends

    30 January 2015

  13. © Daniel Mihailescu / AFP 2023

    ILO says over 2.1 million jobs could be created with EC investment plan

    28 January 2015

    The success of Juncker’s EC plan to create jobs and boost Europe’s competitiveness depends on its design and the allocation of funds.

  14. © Tom Perry / World Bank 2023

    Private sector services and the care economy, key engines of job creation

    22 January 2015

    ILO report points to accelerating job growth in private sector services over the next 5 years and an increasing demand for higher-skilled workers.

  15. Employment trends across regions in 2015

    20 January 2015

  16. Unemployment on the rise over next five years as inequality persists

    20 January 2015

    ILO report says sluggish jobs recovery and social instability are the result of greater inequality.

2014

  1. © Jamie Martin / World Bank 2023

    Lack of higher education leaves millions of young people out of decent work in developing countries

    15 December 2014

    ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.

  2. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2023

    ILO: around 800,000 workers affected by Typhoon Hagupit

    10 December 2014

    The ILO estimates 800,000 workers have been affected by Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight. The ILO stands ready to allocate US$1.5 million and to support the government through emergency employment and sustainable livelihood.

  3. ILO and SPARK promote Entrepreneurship in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

    01 December 2014

    The ILO signs a partnership agreement with SPARK to promote decent work through entrepreneurship in fragile and conflict-affected settings at SPARK ’ s second annual IGNITE! Conference. Both parties plan to expand their collaboration through expert meetings and a joint training programme.

  4. © Sébastien Berda / AFP 2023

    Spain’s challenge: Growing with quality jobs

    29 September 2014

    A new ILO report presents a series of measures to stimulate much needed job creation and cut mass unemployment in Spain amid some signs of economic recovery.