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Creating a healthy workplace improves mental wellbeing and productivity – UN

People spend a large proportion of time at work, where experiences there factor into their overall wellbeing, the United Nations said on World Mental Health Day, noting that depression and anxiety disorders are common mental disorders that have an impact on our ability to work, and to work productively.

Global unemployment passes 200 million in 2017, UN labour agency reports

More than 200 million people are out of work around the world – an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the United Nations labour agency said Monday, calling for policies that can recharge “sluggish” growth of small and medium-sized businesses.

Partnerships will play key role in future of work in Europe and Central Asia - UN labour agency

The United Nations International Labour Organization’s 10th European Regional Meeting concluded today with a call for a future of work where partnerships play a key role in promoting dialogue, social progress and economic growth in the region.

North Africa set to adopt five-year plan to boost youth employment – UN labour agency

With a youth unemployment rate at 28.8 per cent – twice the global average – countries in North Africa need to adopt a broader, more concerted response to tackle the crisis, the United Nations labour agency warned today.

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate.

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challenges of delivering social justice in today's rapidly transforming world of work.

Women "much more vulnerable" to workplace abuse: ILO

Women whose jobs are insecure or “precarious” face a higher rate of sexual abuse in the workplace, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

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Public employment schemes help combat inequalities: ILO

Women are often employed in unpaid work, but public employment programmes can help address this inequality.

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UN Gender Focus: climate crises, Pacific women and public employment

Resilient health care systems “bread and butter” in helping women cope with climate crises: WHO

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Decent job opportunities “crucial” to tackling rural migration

Creating decent employment opportunities in rural areas is “crucial” to preventing people there from leaving because they feel they have no other job options, a phenomenon known as distress migration.

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