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Decent job opportunities critical to global stability, UN official says

Making globalization fair, creating jobs and promoting development through providing decent work are the foundations for global stability, the Director-General of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said today as the agency opened its annual conference in Geneva.

Jobs creation key to stability of Arab region, Annan says

Jobs creation is one of the most pressing challenges facing the Arab world, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

East Asia: UN labour agency reports strong job growth in region's chemical industry

The number of jobs in East Asian chemical industries doubled in two decades, while the size of the chemical industry workforce worldwide showed a marked decline in the 1990s, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said today.

ILO employment forum calls for global jobs rescue package

Citing the urgent need to deal with a growing worldwide job crisis, a key United Nations meeting on employment issues has agreed on a 10-point plan to reverse mounting unemployment and poverty due to the affects of the global recession and the terrorist attacks of 11 September.

Nobel laureate in economics says world leaders should back UN's labour goals

Nobel economics laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz today urged world political and economic leaders to back the United Nations International Labour Organization's (ILO) goals of decent work, full employment and better working conditions for all people.

UN labour agency meeting to address mass global unemployment

This week's Global Employment Forum in Geneva will aim to tackle worldwide joblessness as economic recession worsens in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks against the United States, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), which is convening the meeting.

Annan to address Global Employment Forum in Geneva next week

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will head to Geneva next week to address the Global Employment Forum, a conference on creating decent work in the 21st century sponsored by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. Annan's spokesman announced today.

Public sector remains world's biggest employer, UN labour agency reports

Despite years of downsizing and calls for privatization, the public sector remains the major formal employer worldwide, providing jobs for 435 million people in the year 2000, according to latest estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO).