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  1. ILO report

    High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

  2. World Day of Social Justice

    Change must start with a focus on social justice

    20 February 2024

    On World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, says there is a unique opportunity to bend the arc of history in favour of social justice and to put social needs at the same level as economic and environmental concerns.

  3. News

    ILO participates in the Framework Conference of the Ibero-American Network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

    31 January 2024

    This network, driven by Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Portugal, aims to consolidate a regional group that promotes the SSE.

  4. © UN Viet Nam 2024

    Global accelerator

    Viet Nam strongly committed to become a pathfinder country of the Global accelerator

    30 January 2024

    New resolution showcases a clear will of Viet Nam to become a pathfinder country of the Global accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

  5. ECOSOC Special Meeting

    Navigating the Future of Work: A call for inclusive and sustainable solutions

    23 January 2024

    In his address to the ECOSOC Special Meeting on “The Future of Work: towards a productive, inclusive and sustainable global society,” ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, explains how advancing decent work and social justice are pivotal to address the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements, demographic shifts, and the climate crisis.

  6. Macroeconomics

    Major reform of macroeconomics proposed to address 21st century social and environmental challenges at greater scale and speed

    08 December 2023

    ILO Research Director Richard Samans' book calls for a macroeconomic overhaul, prioritizing societal well-being and robust policy over mere economic growth, to bridge the gap between wealth and living standards.

  7. International Day of Banks

    Banks and insurers can play major role in creating just climate transition – new report says

    04 December 2023

    Private sector banks and insurers have a key role to play in promoting a just transition, according to a new ILO/UNEP report - published ahead of the International Day of Banks - that also offers guidance on practical strategies and actions.

  8. Child labour and climate change

    Climate change profoundly affects child labour, ILO research finds

    01 December 2023

    The impact of climate change on global progress towards ending all forms of child labour is highlighted in a new ILO issue paper.

  9. © M.Khaled / COP28 2024

    1-11 December 2023

    COP28: Follow ILO events streamed from the Just Transition Pavilion

    For the second year in a row, the ILO and the European Commission are hosting the Just Transition Pavilion, a convening space for events, meetings and knowledge sharing around just transition and climate action in cooperation with the UNFCCC, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Organisation of Employers (IOE). You can watch live – or replay – all events held in the Pavilion on this page.

  10. UN climate change conference

    The ILO at COP28

    30 November 2023

    This year, at COP28, the ILO is working to advance ambitious climate action with decent work and a just transition for all. The ILO is co-hosting the Just Transition Pavilion and will be supporting constituents throughout the negotiations, in particular with regards to the Just Transition Work Programme.