What’s on the agenda at this year’s International Labour Conference?

Janine Berg, Senior Economist

Greg Vines, ILO Deputy Director-General for Management & Reform

The 105th Session of the International Labour Conference gets under way in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 May – 10 June. Here’s a primer on the main issues that will be discussed.

Progress on poverty

Poverty rates have been falling steadily for over two and half decades, but a new ILO report shows that the rate of progress has slowed significantly. In fact, in some developed countries, poverty levels have even begun edging upwards since the economic crisis.

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