International Labour Organization

Pacific challenged by ILO

The Director-General of the ILO made this call during his recent first-ever visit to Port Moresby, which is also a first for the Pacific.

The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, whilst addressing tripartite delegates gathered at the high level forum on climate change and decent work, highlighted areas that needed attention.

NCD to host organisation’s inaugural visit to Pacific

Guy Ryder will address the tripartite delegates gathered at the high level forum on climate change and decent work to be held in Port Moresby on 25-26 July.

It will be the first visit of an ILO Director-General in the Pacific since the founding of the organisation in 1919.

Global youth unemployment rate still above financial crisis levels

The rate has stabilized at 13 per cent following a period of rapid increase between 2007 and 2010, but it is still well above the pre-crisis level of 11.7 per cent, according to the ILO report Global Unemployment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling up investments in decent jobs for youth. It also highlights a drop in the number of unemployed youth to 73.3 million in 2014, some 3.3 million less than the crisis peak of 76.6 million in 2009.