News on Least developed countries
347th ILO's Governing Body
ILO Director-General warns of rise in global inequalities, highlights need for global coalition on social justice
14 March 2023
At the opening session of the ILO Governing Body meeting, the Director-General has stressed the urgent need for a broad-based and co-ordinated response to promote social justice and tackle economic and social inequalities.
LDC5 Conference in Qatar
ILO Director-General says more investment needed for least-developed countries
07 March 2023
UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries
ILO welcomes renewed commitments to support recovery and sustainable development in Least Developed Countries
03 March 2023
Despite the challenges facing Least Developed Countries, there are reasons for optimism, an ILO report on present and future work in the LDCs finds.
World Day of Social Justice
The world needs a strong and sustained dose of social justice
17 February 2023
In a statement for World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo calls for a global momentum to contribute to the reduction and prevention of inequalities.
WESO Trends 2023
Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs
16 January 2023
Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.
Global Wage Report
Rising inflation brings striking fall in real wages, ILO report finds
30 November 2022
Well-designed policy measures are needed urgently to prevent the deepening of existing levels of poverty, inequality and social unrest, according to the latest ILO report on global wages.
5th ITUC World Congress
ILO Director-General calls for policies that support equity and social justice
18 November 2022
Addressing the 5th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Melbourne, Gilbert F. Houngbo called for a Global Coalition for Social Justice to prioritize social justice in policy making and tackle multiple crises that are impacting the world of work.
ILO Monitor on the World of Work
Global labour market to deteriorate further as Ukraine conflict and other crises continue
31 October 2022
Unemployment and inequality both look set to rise because multiple and overlapping economic and political crises are threatening labour market recovery worldwide, according to the latest edition of the ILO Monitor on the World of Work.
Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO
05 May 2022
Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.
Economic and social development in LDCs
Progress in Least Developed Countries stalled by multiple crises
29 April 2022
Structural weaknesses in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will be exacerbated if they are not able to fully participate in the global recovery.