Labour

UN report: financial crisis slashed global wage growth by half

The financial and economic crisis cut global wage growth by half in 2008 and 2009, according to a new United Nations report.

UN labour agency urges job-creation policies in G20 economies

Members of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies should strengthen policies to create jobs and reverse the prevailing high rates of unemployment, the United Nations labour agency said today, three days ahead of the bloc’s summit in the Republic of Korea’s capital, Seoul.

Economic recovery strategies must prioritize job creation, says UN labour agency

Although the global economy is on the cusp of a fragile recovery, governments must take concerted action to create jobs to spur growth and development, according to the heads of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Global youth unemployment rate at all-time high, UN labour agency reports

The global youth unemployment rate is at a record high and is expected to climb even higher as the year progresses, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) announced today.

UN calls for urgent action to tackle rising youth unemployment

The United Nations labour agency is calling for urgent action to tackle the crisis of youth unemployment, which has increased significantly in the wake of the global economic slowdown and has repercussions for the economy as well as social cohesion.

Greater efforts needed to ensure outsourcing creates decent work – UN labour agency

The offshoring and outsourcing of business services from developed to developing countries is creating good jobs by local standards, but the industry still has to work on achieving full decent work, says the United Nations labour agency.

UN labour chief extols G20 for prioritizing job creation

The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today praised the leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized nations for recognizing the importance of the need to spur economic recovery and generate employment.

Prevention the best bet against workplace hazards, UN labour chief stresses

The head of the United Nations labour arm today called for enhanced prevention in the face of emerging risks in the workplace as he marked this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

Recession shows need for Cambodian garment factories to diversify – UN agency

The global downturn has shed light on the need for Cambodian garment factories to both expand and diversify their markets to include those in Asia to reduce reliance on those in the United States and the European Union, according to a new report by the United Nations labour agency.

UN agency and Australia team up to support decent work in Asia-Pacific nations

The United Nations labour agency and the Government of Australia have signed the first-ever partnership agreement to support jobs for people in Asia and the Pacific.