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  1. Article

    Green and fair: Cooperatives in Ethiopia

    19 June 2012

    By their very nature, cooperatives can balance economic, environmental, and social needs. The ILO will be showcasing some of its successful experiences in this field at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). One of them involves more than 200,000 coffee producers and almost 200 cooperatives in Ethiopia.

  2. Video interview

    RIO+20: On the scene with the ILO

    18 June 2012

    An interview with Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department, and Head of the Green Jobs Programme

  3. News

    Negotiations for Rio+20 outcome

    18 June 2012

  4. Publication

    ILO and Cooperatives - ILO COOP NEWS No. 2, 2012 (Newsletter)

    15 June 2012

    The current issue of COOP NEWS highlights the diversity of efforts currently underway to promote cooperative enterprises in contributing to a more just and sustainable development model. Among these are found an update on how the ILO and constituents are marking the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, cooperative policy and legislative initiatives in the Andean, Mediterranean and North Africa regions, cooperative initiatives to address the youth employment crisis, updates on the My.COOP agricultural cooperative training programme and COOP Africa. This issue also includes information on staff changes as well as important upcoming events on cooperatives.

  5. Publication

    Working towards Sustainable Development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy

    12 June 2012

    This joint ILO/UNEP study shows that, if accompanied by the right policy mix, a green economy can also create more and better jobs, lift people out of poverty and promote social inclusion. It also demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be an integral part of any sustainable development strategy.

  6. Event

    ILO at Rio + 20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    ILO member countries and social partners have endorsed a set of key messages for the outcome of the summit in June. They call for a stronger coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development and urge the importance of creating more and better employment opportunities while enabling the transition to a green economy.

  7. Publication

    Impact Insurance Working Paper #17: A case for livestock insurance

    01 June 2012

    This paper presents lessons from IFFCO-TOKIO's implementation of a livestock insurance product using radio-frequency identification technology. It outlines how IFFCO-TOKIO improved value for clients through new business processes. The case shows that if administered carefully, livestock insurance has the potential to be viable with scale.

  8. Publication

    The role of Cooperatives and Business Associations in Value Chain Development

    01 June 2012

    ILO Value Chain Development Briefing paper 2

  9. Publication

    Assessing current and potential green jobs: the case of Mauritius

    31 May 2012

    This policy brief summarizes the findings of an assessment on the potential of green jobs creation in Mauritius. It originated from a request by the Government of Mauritius and was conducted by the ILO in cooperation with a national research team.

  10. Video coverage

    ILO Head: "New Jobs and Environment Protection, We Can Do Both"

    31 May 2012

    According to a report issued by the ILO along with the Green Jobs Initiative, up to 60 million jobs over the next two decades could be achieved by moving to a greener economy. "There can be substantial net gains in employment, social inclusion and poverty reduction through an integrated approach to economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development", declared ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, today in Geneva.