Port Moresby, 14 December 2016 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in PNG and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu have released preliminary findings of the joint survey on business’ skill needs, launched in September 2016.
The survey has received over 230 responses from employers across all key sectors and locations of Papua New Guinea.
At the opening of the 105th session of the International Labour Conference, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called on delegates to take responsibility for the rapid changes facing the world of work. In his opening remarks, Ryder told the delegates to the ILC that growing inequality, marginalisation and division are not phenomena of the world of work, but “the consequences of what we do, how we behave and what we decide.”
2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading →
Two United Nations human rights experts today called for an end to discrimination against autistic persons and a celebration of diversity. Speaking ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the Special Rapporteurs on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, and on the right to health, Dainius Pūras, noted that about one per cent of the world’s population -some 70 million people- is estimated to be on the autism spectrum worldwide. “As part of human diversity, autistic persons should be embraced, celebrated and respected. However, discrimination against autistic children and adults is more the rule rather than the exception. Continue reading →
The ILO is launching theYouth Employment Video Contest: youth labour migration “Reaping the benefits, minimizing the risks”. Are you working to promote decent work for young migrants? Then submit a video! Don’t have a camera? Use your phone! The video is your opportunity to show how YOU make a difference in the lives of young migrants. Let’s give a voice to young migrants! You’ve got up to 5 minutes to tell us how you make a difference! Continue reading →
A new ILO report says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades, creating a generation at risk of suffering decent work deficits throughout their lives. Despite some regional differences, the global youth unemployment rate continues to rise and is projected to reach 12.8 per cent by 2018 – wiping out the gains made at the start of the economic recovery. Continue reading →