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ILO Director-General: Everyone loses if the trend toward inequality continues

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.”

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Annual ILO Conference to address the future of work, the informal economy and other key issues

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva from 1 to 13 June, 2015. Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO’s 185 member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including the transition from the informal to the formal economy, small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, social protection (labour protection), the application of international labour standards, and programme and budget proposals for 2016/2017. Continue reading

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth EmploymentThe linkages between population dynamics and sustainable development have received renewed attention in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and the post-2015 development agenda. In addition to several resolutions of the General Assembly, the world leaders in the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Continue reading

UN News Feature: Should international refugee law accommodate climate change?

Can the United Nations help to protect people seeking safety abroad if their homes and jobs are destroyed by prolonged drought, rising sea levels or other climate change-related phenomena in the same way as if they were displaced by war or human rights abuses? The short answer, today anyway, is no.

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World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. Continue reading