All ILO Newsroom content

December 2014

  1. ILO Blog

    What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

    19 December 2014

    Margherita Licata and Kofi Amekudzi, Technical Specialists ILOAIDS, discuss the successes of ILO's work to combat HIV in the workplace for lessons that could be applied in containing other diseases such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  2. Video interview

    ILO Chief: The youth employment crisis is definitely not over

    19 December 2014

    Youth guarantees, entrepreneurship and apprenticeships are tools to getting over 74 million youth back to work,said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder during the talkshow organized in the context of the activities of the Asia and Pacific Youth Network of the ILO (APYouthNet).

  3. Labour migration and Entrepreneurship

    Skills for a brighter future

    18 December 2014

    Refugees in a camp along Thai-Myanmar border are equipped with livelihood and buisness skills for a better future.

  4. © J. Directo / AFP 2014

    Argentina

    New law leads to new life for migrant domestic workers

    16 December 2014

    After decades of labor organizing and with the support of the ILO, Argentina has passed a new migration policy to make life better for domestic workers.

  5. © Jamie Martin / World Bank 2014

    Youth employment

    Lack of higher education leaves millions of young people out of decent work in developing countries

    15 December 2014

    ILO study shows that the lack of post-secondary education in lower and middle-income economies leaves the majority of young men and women stuck in vulnerable and informal employment.

  6. © Eric Miller/ World Bank 2014

    Universal Health Coverage Day

    Global health protection crisis leaves almost 40% of the world’s population without any coverage

    12 December 2014

    New ILO study reveals large health coverage gaps, including in West African countries, where 80 per cent have no coverage.

  7. Indonesia

    Taking tourism beyond natural beauty

    11 December 2014

    The ILO’s JOY project is changing residents’ lives in Nongkojajar, East Java and transforming the once quiet town into an agrotourism destination.

  8. © Aamir Qureshi / AFP 2014

    Labour migration and remittances

    Helping migrants make the most of their money

    11 December 2014

    Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.

  9. © Charlotte Kesl / World Bank 2014

    Labour Overview for Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

    Unemployment continued to fall in Latin America and the Caribbean but will rise from 2015

    11 December 2014

    The ILO’s Latin American Labour Overview 2014 (Panorama Laboral) shows that the economic downturn has begun to impact the regional labour market.

  10. © Ted Aljibe / AFP 2014

    Philippines

    ILO: around 800,000 workers affected by Typhoon Hagupit

    10 December 2014

    The ILO estimates 800,000 workers have been affected by Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight. The ILO stands ready to allocate US$1.5 million and to support the government through emergency employment and sustainable livelihood.