Global Jobs Pact

Promoting jobs, protecting people

Faced with the prospect of a prolonged global increase in unemployment, poverty and inequality and continued distress for enterprises, in June 2009 the International Labour Conference, with the participation of government, employers’ and workers’ delegates from the ILO’s member States, unanimously adopted a "Global Jobs Pact". More>>

Pact News

  1. ILO Chief: Global economy at turning point, time to rethink policies

    02 July 2012

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia outlines measures to create decent jobs and preserve incomes for working families around the world.

  2. Governments moved to prevent job loss, boost skills in response to global financial and economic crisis

    19 April 2012

    ILO and World Bank partner to release new data, report on government actions.

  3. Governing globalization for jobs and equity

    17 April 2012

    In his address to the Governing Body, Prof Ian Goldin, Director of Oxford Martin School made a remarkable analysis of the dynamics of globalization and offered insights and perspectives into how policy actions on equity, migration, innovation and growth will shape our lives and work in the twenty-first century.

  4. Employment and social inclusion policies at the core of the poverty agenda

    01 March 2012

    The Commission for Social Development adopted resolution E/CN.5/2012/L.7, on the priority theme “Poverty Eradication” addressing global concerns over the continuing high levels of unemployment and underemployment, particularly among young people, and recognizing that decent work remains one of the best routes out of poverty.

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