International Labour Organization

Global unemployment hits highest levels on record, warns UN labour agency

The mounting number of jobless people around the world has climbed to an historic high with nearly 212 million unemployed last year – or 6.6 per cent of the global workforce – and the situation in Europe is likely to worsen before it gets better, according to a new United Nations report.

Economic crisis gives Europe, Central Asia chance to reach for social goals – UN

The European and Central Asian region, facing an increase in unemployment of 8 million people, should use the present economic crisis to push for longer-term social goals, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO).

Chilean elected to third term as head of UN labour organization

Juan Somavia was elected to a third term as Director-General of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today as he pledged to work to ensure social justice amid a growing series of challenges in the global economy.