World Economy

Global Unemployment Rate Over 210 Million

Migration has emerged as a serious issue that cannot be avoided.Migration has emerged as a serious issue that cannot be avoided.

The International Labor Organization has said that over 210 million people are unemployed globally and that by 2030 the world would need 600 million extra jobs.

Luc Cortebeeck, vice president of governing body of ILO said this at the just concluded Training Course for Media Professionals on “Communicating Labor Rights” in the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin, Italy. The training course, which was the first phase, commenced on May 22 and ended May 27, NAN reported.

“At the moment we are suffering an official unemployment rate of 210 million people and this means that by 2030 we need 600 million jobs extra for the future. Because if you want to give dignity to people then, they need to have work, if you want to give protection and fight against poverty then we need work. Work is a very important issue and governments need to provide more quality employment for its citizenry,” he said.

Cortebeeck said there are a lot of challenges facing the future of work in the world this includes new technology, inequality, unemployment, migration, injustices, among others.

He, however, said that migration was a serious issue as it cannot be avoided; adding that to avoid more migration, there was need for developments, investments that would create quality and sustainable jobs.

According to him, citizens must be educated so that they would not have to go to other countries. “It is really dangerous when very educated people move to other western countries in search of greener pastures. So, governments, employers, civil societies must come together to look at the society as a whole to find the solution for challenges on the future of work,” he said.

Guy Ryder, president of ILO, while speaking on the Future of Work initiative, said there was more desperation for social justice, decent work more than when the ILO was created 100 years ago.

Ryder said there was a huge transformation in the world of work that the world has not witnessed before. “One of such rapid changes always leaves people with the feeling that they are not in control of that process, that they are the perceived recipients of the effect of the changes and they are not able to check there future.

“Two, also the world of work is not delivering the benefits that it should to all due to the challenges faced by the world of work that does not fit into the political lives of our countries,” he said.

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