Thursday, January 1, 2015

ILO:::670m jobs in 15 years, says ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said over 670 million jobs are needed to be created over the next 15 years to keep up with the growth of the labour force and contain the spread of unemployment in the world
ILO’s Special Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ms. Jane Stewart, who made this known while reviewing the implementation of the ILO’s progressive Global Jobs Pact, called on the international communities to combine decent work and inclusive growth into one goal in the  post 2015 development agenda
“It makes good sense to combine decent work and inclusive growth into one goal to be inclusive and sustainable, economic growth must create decent jobs  as the ILO estimates that around 670 million jobs need to be created over the next 15 years to keep up with the growth of the labour force and contain the spread of unemployment,” she said.

To achieve the goal of decent work for all, ILO called on the international community to, by 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
“To achieve this target, significant efforts will be needed to reduce large numbers of the working poor, to increase employment rates for women, youth and people with disabilities, to promote formalisation and close the gender pay gap,” she  said.
Meanwhile, over seven million people from 194 countries who participated in MY World (the United Nations (UN) survey) have voted for better jobs opportunities, health care and education as the top three priorities for post-2015 development agenda.
The MY World survey is the largest survey ever undertaken by the UN in its 70-year-old history. It has reached over seven million people all over the world, mostly young women and men.
To celebrate this milestone, the UN released the report titled: “We the peoples.”

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