BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
INTERNATIONAL Labour Organisation, ILO, yesterday, said the world work environment was being transformed more quickly and more deeply than ever before by rapid changes in demography and technology, growing inequality, poverty and the slow economic recovery.
Director-General of ILO, Guy Ryder, who spoke at the opening of the 102nd International Labour Conference, holding from June 5 to 20 in Geneva, said that these issues posed challenges for achieving the goal of decent work for all.
He said: “The most important question, the one asked everywhere and with growing urgency and sometimes alarm, is ‘where are the jobs coming from?’
“It is most frequently addressed to the situation of our young people.”
He outlined seven initiatives for a “forward-looking and strategic response” to the crisis.
He also made propositions in his report to the conference on Towards the ILO centenary: Realities, Renewal and Tripartite Commitment.