News

March 2024

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    Call for candidates

    Vacancies on the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee of the ILO

    18 March 2024

    The ILO is looking to appoint new members to the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee (IOAC) for a three-year term commencing 1 January 2025.

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    News

    Questions and Answers: On new guidance note for productivity measurement and analysis

    15 March 2024

    Productivity is viewed as central to economic development and social progress. Countries can sustainably increase their economic output and living standards through more productive use of labour, capital and other resources. When more products and services are produced using a given amount of resources, all boats can rise. This Q&A introduces a new Guidance Note designed to assist national statisticians and economists in making the best use of available data to obtain detailed productivity measures, notably in developing countries.

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    Wage policies

    ILO reaches agreement on the issue of living wages

    15 March 2024

    A decision by the ILO’s Governing Body opens the way for new work by the ILO on estimating and operationalizing living wages, and on engaging with living wage initiatives.

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    Media Advisory

    ILO to release new report on the economics of forced labour and illegal profits

    14 March 2024

    The ILO will publish the second edition of "Profits and Poverty: The economics of forced labour report", which will unveil the latest estimates of illegal profits derived from forced labour.

  5. ILOSTAT blog

    Women are more likely than men to want a job but not have one

    14 March 2024

    Measures of joblessness that reflect the most urgent need for employment (such as unemployment) point to moderate differences between women and men. Yet, broader measures of joblessness point to much larger gender disparities – particularly in developing countries.

  6. News

    Female employment improves in numbers and quality in this century

    09 March 2024

    In the 21st century, most newly created jobs were for women, who also benefited more from occupational upgrading. Despite progress, gender gaps in employment and job quality persist.

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    New partnership to advance occupational health agreed between ILO and Japan’s University of Occupational and Environmental Health

    08 March 2024

    The International Labour Organization and Japan’s University of Occupational and Environmental Health and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will create the basis for a collaboration to strengthen workers' access to occupational health services worldwide.

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    Rights of domestic workers

    New ILO policy brief calls for domestic workers to be included in care policies to ensure their rights at work

    08 March 2024

    Domestic workers play an integral and increasing role in care provision but lack access to labour rights and social protection. Governments and social partners need to act.

  9. International Women's Day

    Gender equality matters for all of us

    07 March 2024

    In his message for International Women’s Day, ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, says there is no social justice without gender equality.

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    Moving towards equality: The role of care work in the Latin American labour market

    07 March 2024

    Analysing the intersection between gender, employment and care, the ILO presents a detailed report that calls for transformative action to redistribute care work around co-responsibility and social justice.