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April 2024

  1. Press release

    The United States of America authorized to participate in the proceedings

    10 April 2024

March 2024

  1. © ILO 2024

    ILOSTAT blog

    Charting progress on the global goals and decent work

    27 March 2024

    As the world faces a number of complex challenges, we examine key labour indicators to assess the impact of unprecedented crises in order to shed light on global trends and regional variations and their impact on our ability to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. © Chalinee Thirasupa/ILO 2024

    Labour migration

    New EU-UN ‘PROTECT’ project supports women migrant workers and children in Southeast Asia

    26 March 2024

    A new initiative launched by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) will help strengthen the rights of women migrant workers and children in Southeast Asia, while reducing their vulnerabilities.

  3. © Violaine Martin / ILO 2024

    350th Session of the ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body closes with decisions on living wages, strengthening social justice

    25 March 2024

    Living wages, the challenges and opportunities of digitization, and progress towards a new social contract, were among the wide range of world-of-work topics discussed by the ILO’s Governing Body at its 350th session.

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    Forced labour

    Annual profits from forced labour amount to US$ 236 billion, ILO report finds

    19 March 2024

    The new study on forced labour in the private sector reveals a 37 per cent rise in illegal profits from forced labour since 2014.

  5. © UNICEF/UNI453255/El Baba 2024

    ILO assessment

    Palestinian unemployment rate set to soar to 57 per cent during first quarter of 2024

    18 March 2024

    New estimates show a loss of 507,000 jobs to date, shedding light on how the disruptions to economic life have led to unprecedented losses in employment and livelihoods across the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  6. © M. Crozet/ILO 2024

    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.

  9. 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.