Spanish job growth still ‘incomplete’ amid slow global economic recovery – UN report

The Spanish economy requires “comprehensive” measures to boost lagging job creation and lower its rate of chronic unemployment, among the highest in Europe, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned.

Ban urges greater investment to tackle global epidemic of youth unemployment

At a time when the international community is struggling to generate more jobs, especially for young people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives and promote decent work for all.

Ambitious job creation policies needed to tackle unemployment in G20 countries-UN agency

Five years after the global financial crisis, unemployment remains at “unacceptably high levels” in the Group of 20 (G20) leading economies, the United Nations labour agency said today, calling for new policies to create jobs and sustainable growth.

Marking ‘Day of Families,’ Ban stresses growing importance of intergenerational solidarity

Supportive relationships between family members from different generations are more important now than ever before to face unemployment and other current social and economic challenges, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the International Day of Families.

New UN partnership to focus on trade reforms and poverty reduction in Arab countries

A new partnership announced today between the United Nations and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) seeks to fight poverty and create jobs through trade reforms in the Middle East and North Africa.

Arab nations need new policies to tackle unemployment, slow economic growth – UN

After decades of skewed development policies, social injustice, and poorly managed economic liberalization, Arab countries must rethink their growth strategies, says a United Nations report released today, stressing the need for improved governance to achieve progress.

World’s youth facing worsening unemployment, warns new UN report

Global unemployment rose in 2012 amid continuing economic insecurity and insufficient policies stifling overall hiring, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned, adding that the world’s youth were most vulnerable to the growing job scarcity.

New UN report highlights gender gaps in global labour markets

Women face higher unemployment rates than men globally, and the situation is not likely to improve in the near future, says a United Nations report released today that calls for social protection measures, investments in education and policies to promote access to employment.

World’s powers must act urgently as global joblessness grows – UN labour chief

Projecting that global unemployment will rise by seven million next year to 207 million, three million more than previously estimated, the United Nations labour agency today called on the world’s major economies to act on their pledge to take urgent action if the economic crisis worsens.

UN Economic and Social Council high-level meeting opens with focus on jobs crisis

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today opened its high-level meeting in New York with a focus on the global jobs crisis and the search for ways to stimulate the creation of decent and sustainable employment.