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January 2022

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    WESO Trends 2022

    ILO downgrades labour market recovery forecast for 2022

    17 January 2022

    The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 report warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on global labour markets.

  2. Video

    ILO World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends 2022 – The report in short

    17 January 2022

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant effects on global labour markets, the ILO warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, and highlights stark differences in the impact the crisis is having across groups of workers and countries.

  3. Publication

    The evolution of labour law: Calibrating and comparing regulatory regimes

    13 January 2022

    Using a newly-created data set which measures legal change over time, the authors present evidence on the evolution of labour law in Germany, France, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. Their analysis casts light on the claim that “legal origin” affects the content of labour law regimes. While some divergence between common law and civil law countries is found at the aggregate level, a more complex picture emerges from consideration of specific areas of labour law. The authors discuss the potential significance of this relatively new measurement-based approach to understanding the forces that shape the evolution of labour law.

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    Video

    Digital platform workers talk about their experience

    12 January 2022

    Find out about the world of digital labour platforms and the people who work on them, via our interactive map.

  5. Our impact, their voices

    Breaking Stereotypes

    10 January 2022

    Rural women in Kyrgyzstan are successfully developing their own businesses at home instead of migrating abroad.

  6. Statement

    The Director-General of the ILO reacts to the arrest of striking workers in Phnom Penh in a letter to the Prime Minister of Cambodia

    07 January 2022

  7. ILO in action

    Our objective is to improve the job prospects of young people

    05 January 2022

    ILO Chief Technical Advisor, David Andrevon, speaks from Tunis about the ACJEMP project, which is improving the access of youth to the job market through coaching and training. The project is funded by the French Development Agency and aims to support 20,000 young women and men in Tunisia by 2023.

December 2021

  1. Video

    ILO promotes productivity on Lebanon farms through modern greenhouse initiative

    22 December 2021

    The ILO is piloting an initiative to test the impact of modern greenhouses on productivity and working conditions on selected farms in Lebanon, which have been affected by the financial and economic crisis in the country.

  2. COVID-19 and labour productivity

    Why would labour productivity surge during a pandemic?

    20 December 2021

    Labour productivity growth is generally associated with higher wages and better working conditions. In the longer term, increased productivity is key to economic development. But how should we interpret productivity trends during a pandemic? Does faster productivity growth mean that firms and workers are actually better off?

  3. Opinion editorial

    Migrant fishers prone to modern slavery

    20 December 2021

    An opinion editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, program manager for ILO's skills development and Muhammad Nour, ILO's programme coordinator for Accelerator Lab 8.7, in conjunction with the commemoration of the International Migrants Day. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 20 December.