Labour

UN report spotlights hidden problem of children exploited for domestic labour

Up to 10 million children – mostly girls – are trapped in low-paid jobs as domestic servants, where they are at risk of sexual abuse, physical exploitation and human trafficking, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

Global events planned to spotlight plight of child domestic labourers, UN says

With rap music and pinwheels, marches and solemn statements, numerous organizations across the planet will mark the third World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June this year with a specific focus on efforts to spare young people from working as domestics, the United Nations Labour Organization (ILO) has announced.

Kyrgyzstan ratifies treaty on combating worst forms of child labour - UN agency

Kyrgyzstan has become the 150th country to ratify the fundamental worldwide standard for combating the worst forms of child labour, putting the treaty within sight of universal ratification by all 177 members of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), the agency announced today.

UN labour agency opens session with fairer globalization high on agenda

Efforts to ensure fairer rules for international trade in the era of globalization and a bid to end forced labour in Myanmar figure high on the agenda of a two-week session of the Governing Body of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) beginning in Geneva today.

Women still face pay and job discrimination in the global workplace - UN

Women are entering the global labour force in record numbers but they still face higher unemployment rates and lower wages, and success in crashing through the “glass ceiling” to top managerial jobs remains "slow, uneven and sometimes discouraging," the United Nations labour agency reported today.

Transition labor markets more flexible, but joblessness has risen – UN study

Workers in Central and East Europe are more mobile than they used to be but unemployment is a growing problem in the region, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) says in a new report.

Benefits of eliminating child labour far outweigh costs, UN agency reports

The benefits of eliminating child labour would be seven times greater than the costs, according to a new United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) report.