News on Least developed countries

March 2023

  1. Crisis response

    Urgent support needed for hundreds of thousands of workers after Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

    28 March 2023

    Devastating earthquakes have destroyed the jobs and businesses of hundreds of thousands of people in Türkiye and Syria. Workers and enterprises urgently need help to rebuild livelihoods and prevent poverty, informality and exploitation.

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    347th ILO's Governing Body

    ILO Director-General warns of rise in global inequalities, highlights need for global coalition on social justice

    14 March 2023

    At the opening session of the ILO Governing Body meeting, the Director-General has stressed the urgent need for a broad-based and co-ordinated response to promote social justice and tackle economic and social inequalities.

  3. LDC5 Conference in Qatar

    ILO Director-General says more investment needed for least-developed countries

    07 March 2023

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    UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries

    ILO welcomes renewed commitments to support recovery and sustainable development in Least Developed Countries

    03 March 2023

    Despite the challenges facing Least Developed Countries, there are reasons for optimism, an ILO report on present and future work in the LDCs finds.

February 2023

  1. World Day of Social Justice

    The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice

    17 February 2023

    In a statement for World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo calls for a global momentum to contribute to the reduction and prevention of inequalities.

January 2023

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    WESO Trends 2023

    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.

November 2022

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    Global Wage Report

    Rising inflation brings striking fall in real wages, ILO report finds

    30 November 2022

    Well-designed policy measures are needed urgently to prevent the deepening of existing levels of poverty, inequality and social unrest, according to the latest ILO report on global wages.

  2. 5th ITUC World Congress

    ILO Director-General calls for policies that support equity and social justice

    18 November 2022

    Addressing the 5th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Melbourne, Gilbert F. Houngbo called for a Global Coalition for Social Justice to prioritize social justice in policy making and tackle multiple crises that are impacting the world of work.

October 2022

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    ILO Monitor on the World of Work

    Global labour market to deteriorate further as Ukraine conflict and other crises continue

    31 October 2022

    Unemployment and inequality both look set to rise because multiple and overlapping economic and political crises are threatening labour market recovery worldwide, according to the latest edition of the ILO Monitor on the World of Work.

May 2022

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    Social Dialogue

    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.