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2006 Labour Overview: Latin America And The Caribbean, International Labour Office, Regional Office For Latin America And The Caribbean Dec 2006

2006 Labour Overview: Latin America And The Caribbean, International Labour Office, Regional Office For Latin America And The Caribbean

International Publications

[Excerpt] In summary, this edition of Labour Overview demonstrates that Latin American and Caribbean countries have made progress in improving key economic and labour indicators in 2006, although they are still far from reaching the goal of well being and equality. These advances require economic and social policies to generate more decent work.

Social actors are committed to this ILO strategy. More so than in the past, there are reasons to address with optimism the enormous social and labour gaps hindering the region’s development.


Global Employment Trends For Youth, International Labour Office Oct 2006

Global Employment Trends For Youth, International Labour Office

International Publications

[Excerpt] Young women and men are among the world’s greatest assets. They bring energy, talent and creativity to economies and create the foundations for future development. But today’s youth also represent a group with serious vulnerabilities in the world of work. In recent years slowing global employment growth and increasing unemployment, underemployment and disillusionment have hit young people the hardest. As a result, today’s youth are faced with a growing deficit of decent work opportunities and high levels of economic and social uncertainty.

This report adds to growing evidence of a global situation in which young people ...


Employment In Europe 2006, European Commission Oct 2006

Employment In Europe 2006, European Commission

International Publications

[Excerpt] The eighteenth edition of the Employment in Europe report is published at a moment when employment performance in the EU appears to be picking up. Nevertheless, progress over recent years towards the Lisbon and Stockholm employment rate targets for 2010, although encouraging with respect to women and older workers, remains insufficient overall and greater efforts are needed to provide the right impetus for further improvement. This is why, at the Spring 2006 European Council, Heads of State and Government reiterated the need for more effective and comprehensive implementation of the European Employment Strategy, particularly by emphasising a number of ...


Employment In Europe 2006: Statistical Annex, European Commission Oct 2006

Employment In Europe 2006: Statistical Annex, European Commission

International Publications

Statistical annex to accompany Employment in Europe 2006, including macro economic indicators, key employment indicators, and data sources and definitions.


Industrial Relations In Europe 2006, European Commission, Directorate-General For Employment, Social Affairs And Equal Opportunities Jun 2006

Industrial Relations In Europe 2006, European Commission, Directorate-General For Employment, Social Affairs And Equal Opportunities

International Publications

[Excerpt] This is the fourth report on Industrial Relations in Europe. After the enlargement of the Union in 2004 and the integration of the new Member States into the Lisbon agenda it is of major importance to look again in this wider context at ways to develop the contributions social partners can deliver to reach the ambitious objective of the growth and jobs strategy. This aims to see Europe become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy capable of sustainable development with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion – a global objective shared by all major actors on the ...


Designing Institutional Systems For Basin Management Organizations, Olivier Serrat May 2006

Designing Institutional Systems For Basin Management Organizations, Olivier Serrat

International Publications

[Excerpt] The Government of Cambodia is looking at basin-wide management of the Tonle Sap.1,2 By means of extensive investigations, it has nurtured agreement in principle on organizational form and function to better drive, coordinate, and streamline infrastructure development and natural resource management to benefit all. Since the structure being formulated preserves connection to Cambodia's involvement in efforts to manage the Mekong River Basin, the steps now being taken can inform other basin-wide approaches. They can also be informed by steps taken elsewhere vis-à-vis basin management financing.


Global Employment Trends: Brief, January 2006, International Labour Office Jan 2006

Global Employment Trends: Brief, January 2006, International Labour Office

International Publications

[Excerpt] Despite robust GDP growth in 2005, labour market performance worldwide was mixed, with more people in work than in 2004 but at the same time more unemployed people than the year before. Overall the global unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.3 per cent after 2 successive years of decline. At the end of 2005, 2.85 billion people aged 15 and older were in work, up 1.5 per cent over the previous year, and up 16.5 per cent since 1995.

Given that unemployment is just the tip of the iceberg, the focus in developing economies should ...