October 2023

  1. Business resilience

    ILO stresses the importance of business resilience in uncertain times

    25 October 2023

    New report underscores the key role that adaptability and strategic planning play in safeguarding jobs and fortifying economic expansion.

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    ILO promotes gender mainstreaming in trade agreements before the European Parliament

    24 October 2023

    The ILO Deputy Regional Director for Africa addressed the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) to discuss the impact of horizontal trade policies on gender. He suggested initiatives to reconcile international trade agreements and women's economic empowerment.

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    ILOSTAT Blog

    New standards, increased visibility: Improving measurement of the informal economy

    23 October 2023

    New statistical standards will improve the measurement of the informal economy, providing more useful and complete data to address informality through targeted policies.

  4. © Human Design Studios /ILO 2023

    21st International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Statisticians adopt new standards on measuring informal employment

    23 October 2023

    The new standards will help countries collect better data and so devise improved policies for workers in the informal economy.

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    International Labour Standards

    North Macedonia ratifies the Labour Statistics Convention and the Violence and Harassment Convention

    23 October 2023

    North Macedonia becomes the 52nd ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 160, and the 35th to ratify Convention No. 190.

  6. Press release

    Uzbekistan identifies national priorities for the implementation of the Global Accelerator

    20 October 2023

    A joint scoping mission by the United Nations, international financial institutions and other development partners to Uzbekistan took place on 19-20 October 2023, to discuss the implementation of the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

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    Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    Portugal commits to address harassment and bullying in the maritime sector

    19 October 2023

    Harassment and bullying, particularly of women seafarers, are issues of great concern in shipping.

  8. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2023

    International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    Data: A common language for the world of work

    16 October 2023

    Without accurate data, labour market decisions cannot be taken says Rafael Diez de Medina, Chief Statistician and Director of the ILO Department of Statistics.

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    Occupational Safety and Health

    Italy renews its commitment to the promotion of occupational safety and health

    16 October 2023

    Italy is the 79th country in the world to have ratified Convention No. 155, the 19th country to have ratified the 2002 Protocol to Convention No. 155, and the 62nd country to have ratified Convention No. 187

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    Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

    Jobs for Africa and beyond: The role of structural transformation and economic policies in the 21st century

    16 October 2023

    The world is facing a host of challenges causing sluggish employment growth in Africa and other developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to this labour market stress, slowing and in some cases reversing gains in employment creation over the past decade. Structural transformation can help overcome these challenges, through a new policy framework aimed at creating jobs.