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January 2022

  1. © KB Mpofu / ILO 2022

    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. © Ars Electronica - Robert Bauer 2022

    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.

  4. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2022

    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new analysis of labour market and social trends

    11 January 2022

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022" (WESO Trends), which looks at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global labour market, as it enters its third year.

  5. © TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay 2022

    The Future of Work Podcast

    Is the menopause a workplace issue?

    07 January 2022

    Traditionally the menopause has been seen as a medical, personal issue, but an increasing number of employers, trade unions and policymakers are re-evaluating it as a business and economic matter, one that is integral to the world of work. So, how should the menopause be handled in the workplace?

  6. 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. Press release

    UN Secretary-General visits ILO employment creation project in northern Lebanon

    20 December 2021

    As part of a four-day official trip to Lebanon, UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited a joint ILO-UNDP project that is creating jobs and rehabilitating the Tripoli waterfront.

  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. © Chosa Mweemba / WorldFish 2022

    Rural economy

    With decent work and a sustainable model aquaculture could feed the world

    20 December 2021

    The lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis should encourage reforms towards a more sustainable and resilient aquaculture sector and food systems at large.

  4. Press release

    Iraq launches activities to combat child labour as part of nation-wide campaign

    19 December 2021

    Iraq’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the ILO have unveiled new awareness-raising activities as part of a campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in the country.