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11 Oct
ilo Report Small matters

Employment creation: Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

Self-employment, micro and small enterprises play a far more important role in providing jobs than previously believed, according to new International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates. Data gathered in 99 countries found that these so-called ‘small economic units’ together account for 70 per cent of total employment, making them by far the most important drivers of […]

10 Oct
paraísos fiscales lista UE

EU Taxation: 2 countries removed from list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (UAE and Marshall Islands), 5 meet commitments

On 10 October 2019, the Council agreed to remove the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Marshall Islands from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. It also found Albania, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Serbia and Switzerland to be compliant with all commitments on tax cooperation. UAE & Marshall Islands The UAE and the […]

03 Oct

ILO: Older workers are most discouraged in these countries

Australia tops a ranking of 102 countries with the largest share of discouraged jobseekers aged 65 years old and over, according to ILOSTAT data. Just shy of 30% of jobseekers in that age category are discouraged. Chile, Singapore and Guatemala follow, and, perhaps surprisingly, Finland, since it and its Nordic neighbours are generally regarded as […]

27 Sep
ilo future of work

World leaders gather to mobilize solutions to shape the future of work

On the occasion of the opening of the 74h session of the United Nations General Assembly, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ford Foundation convened leaders from around the world to mobilize new solutions and innovation to shape the future of work. As a follow-up to the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of […]

24 Sep
ilo green jobs

ILO and UNCCD to work together on human impacts of desertification and creating green jobs

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding supporting closer cooperation on climate-related issues, including halting desertification and land degradation, and creating green jobs. Sustainable development The ILO’s Director-General, Guy Ryder, and the Executive Secretary of the […]

20 Sep
UN climate action

Future of work: Importance of decent jobs, just transition to be highlighted at UN Climate Action Summit and General Assembly

Future of Work. The ILO’s Director-General, Guy Ryder will travel to New York to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit , the UN General Assembly , and other high-level events on the promotion of decent work. The Director-General will join other world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday 23 September. The […]

18 Sep
ilo Labour migration

ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration. This year’s themes are ‘fair recruitment’ and ‘the future of labour migration’. For the first time, the competition has a student prize category and the option for a fellowship prize. Promote quality reporting The […]

17 Sep
ilo Future of work

UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution welcoming the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work and calling on UN bodies to consider integrating the Declaration’s policy proposals into their work. Welcoming the historic role of the ILO and its constituents in promoting social justice, the resolution emphasizes the need for […]

13 Sep

International Labour Standards by ILO: Countries heed call to ratify labour conventions

Sixty-one countries have ratified ILO Conventions or Protocols since the beginning of 2018, following a call for every member State to ratify at least one international labour standard to mark the ILO Centenary . It means almost a third of ILO member States have heeded the call, amplified by the ‘One for All’ Centenary Ratification […]

12 Sep

ILO: 10% of workers receive 48,9% of total global pay

The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution. The ILO dataset, developed by the ILO Department of Statistics, contains data from 189 countries and is drawn from the world’s largest collection of harmonized labour force survey data. Ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent […]


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