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Countries urged to ratify labour conventions

To mark its Centenary the International Labour Organization is calling on governments to ratify at least one international labour standard in 2019

Since its founding in 1919, ILO international labour standards have improved the working lives of millions of people. From eliminating forced and child labour to ensuring the rights of seafarers and promoting gender equality, the 189 Conventions and 205 Recommendations adopted by member States during the last 100 years have formed the bedrock of…

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Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

Africa: Economic growth rates until 2020 are expected to be too low to create enough quality jobs for this fast-growing labour force

Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report. Poor quality employment is the main issue for global labour markets, with millions of people forced to accept inadequate working conditions,…

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Only one third of children covered by social protection: International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF

A new report by UNICEF and the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children

Social protection is critical in helping children escape poverty and its devastating effects, yet, the vast majority of children have no effective social protection coverage, UNICEF and the ILO said in a joint report . Evidence shows clearly that cash transfers play a vital role in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty…