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October 2007

  1. News

    Highlights of keynote speakers at the ILO Forum on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization

    01 October 2007

    Political and opinion leaders from around the globe are meeting in Lisbon, Portugal from 31 October to 2 November 2007 to discuss the role of decent work as the key to economic, social and environmental sustainability and a fair and inclusive globalization. Here are highlights of keynote speeches delivered in plenary sessions.

September 2007

  1. News

    XV Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour of the Organization of American States

    25 September 2007

  2. News

    Peru Earthquake Response: ILO calls for integrated employment strategy in UN Flash Appeal

    05 September 2007

  3. News

    Unemployment, informality and inactivity menace young people in Latin America and the Caribbean

    04 September 2007

    ILO calls for better use of the growth, development and poverty reduction potential of 106 million youth in the region.

  4. Video

    East Asia is the growth productivity story of the decade, according to new figures from the Key Indicators of the Labour Market, released this week at a press conference in Geneva

    03 September 2007

    East Asia showed some of the fastest labour productivity growth rates in economic history, according to Jose Manuel Salazar, Executive Director of the ILO Employment Sector, speaking at a press conference for the launch of the 5th edition of the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM).

  5. Video

    Interview with Lawrence J. Johnson on Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM), 5th Edition

    03 September 2007

    New ILO report says US leads the world in labour productivity; some regions are catching up, but most lag far behind

August 2007

  1. Publication

    Green jobs: Facing up to "an inconvenient truth"

    15 August 2007

    Over the last year or so, it has dawned on policy makers, businesses and the public around the world that climate change looks set to become the biggest social and environmental challenge of the 21st century. Peter Poschen, ILO Senior Policy Specialist and focal point on climate change, looks at the social and labour impacts of this complex global challenge.

  2. Article

    Asian Employment Forum: Promoting productivity to benefit all

    09 August 2007

    Increasing labour productivity is crucial for a country’s economic growth and overall competitiveness. It is also a vital tool for creating quality jobs and reducing poverty, since productivity gains can lead to higher wages, better working conditions and investment in human resources. These are the messages of a new ILO report prepared for the Asian Employment Forum in Beijing (13 to 15 August). ILO Online spoke with Ms. Sachiko Yamamoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, about the link between productivity growth, employment creation and decent working conditions.

  3. Article

    Asian Employment Forum: Youth employment: “We are not the problem, we are the solution”

    09 August 2007

    According to the latest figures Asia’s 378 million-strong youth labour force accounts for more than one in five of the region’s total labour force and 58 per cent of the global youth labour force. Although the proportion of young people in the workforce is projected to decline by 2015, a new report prepared for the ILO’s Asian Employment Forum (to be held in Beijing on 13-15 August) says that for many countries in South East Asia and the Pacific, the youth employment challenge remains huge. ILO Online reports.

  4. Publication

    Talking weather: Trade unions and climate change

    07 August 2007

    It's been a way of breaking the ice – but now it's time for real discussions and bargaining to find solutions to save not only the tops of the icebergs, but the whole planet. In order not to be a drop in the ocean the ILO needs to strengthen its capacity to address the issue of climate change and assist its constituents with the transition processes in relation to changes in jobs and qualifications. Lene Olsen of the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities reports.