International Labour Organization Current Affairs, GK & News

Gilbert F. Houngbo: ILO’s New Director-General

Gilbert F. Houngbo has recently been elected as the International Labour Organization’s 11th Director-General. He is the former Prime Minister of Togo and will be taking office in October 2022. Overview: He will be the first African to have been elected to this post. Since 2017, he is serving as the President of the International ..

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World Day of Social Justice – Update (February, 2022)

On 20th February, the World Day of Social Justice is observed annually. This day works towards promoting social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues like exclusion, poverty, unemployment, gender inequality, social protection, and human rights. Overview: The United Nations General Assembly declared 20 February as the World Day of Social Justice, which was accepted ..

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ILO report on International Migrant Workers

International Labour Organisation (ILO) published its report on International Migrant Workers. Report was published amid COVID-19 pandemic and increased global industrialisation that have impacted world’s economy by shift in workers crossing borders to look for employment. Key findings of report As per ILO report, number of international migrant workers has increased to 169 million globally. ..

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ILO-ADB report: concern expressed on job loss of 41 lakh youth in India amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The joint report of the International Labour Organization and the Asian Development Bank titled ‘Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific’ apprehended that the COVID-19 pandemic may hit with a job loss of 41 lakh youth in India. The report also added that a major percentage of job loss will be ..

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UN report on Global Unemployment released

The United Nations specialized agency International Labour Organization in its report has mentioned that Global Unemployment is projected to rise by 2.5 million in 2020. The report also mentions that about 165 million people will not have enough paid work and 120 million people will be either searching for work or jobs or otherwise lack ..

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