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September 2014

  1. Social dialogue and labour law

    ILO hosts top-level talks to restart social dialogue on Greek labour questions

    30 September 2014

    Gathering of government, worker and employer representatives discussed Greek industrial relations and labour issues.

  2. © P. Virot / ILO 2014

    Social protection

    Almost half the world’s older persons lack pensions

    30 September 2014

    ILO report says 52 per cent of older persons receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has been worsened by fiscal consolidation.

  3. Green jobs

    Young Indonesian entrepreneur goes green

    30 September 2014

    Ilham Rhamanda is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, for whom there is more to business than pure profits. With ILO support he is following a greener, sustainable approach for his sportswear business.

  4. Stories from the field

    Zambian employers consider the "business case” for hiring people with disabilities

    29 September 2014

    In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”. The discussions brought together a wide range of stakeholders to consider the business case for hiring people with disabilities and concrete actions that contribute to their training and employment.

  5. © Sébastien Berda / AFP 2014

    Employment

    Spain’s challenge: Growing with quality jobs

    29 September 2014

    A new ILO report presents a series of measures to stimulate much needed job creation and cut mass unemployment in Spain amid some signs of economic recovery.

  6. ILO blog

    How a landmark treaty on forced labour got passed

    25 September 2014

    A new Protocol and Recommendation have equipped ILO’s Forced Labour Convention with new tools for tackling modern-day slavery. But its adoption at this year’s International Labour Conference was far from certain. Here’s a glimpse into how it got adopted and why these instruments are critical to address the worst forms of exploitation.

  7. 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

    Unless you have people earning money, you don't have demand, says ILO Head

    24 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder called on governments to work together "to start putting people back to work". Speaking on a panel at the Ford Foundation-ILO High level event, "Employment and Decent Work for Inclusive and Sustainable Development", Ryder also noted since young people are more likely to be unemployed than adults that apprenticeships were important to reduce the mismatch between what companies need and what education provides. The event included panels moderated by CNN's Richard Quest that included four Heads of State, the CEO of Coca Cola and the General Secretary of the ITUC.

  8. Youth employment

    Apprenticeships bring skills to young Jordanians

    24 September 2014

    Jordan is a "young" country, with over 60 per cent of its population under 30. But Jordan's youth face the difficult task finding work, as more than half of them are unemployed. Part of the reason is a mismatch between what they learn at school and the skills needed in the labour market. A new programme by the ILO and the International Youth Foundation is trying to give Jordan's young people the skills they need to compete successfully for the jobs that are available.

  9. ILO blog

    When political will creates new ground for indigenous peoples’ rights

    18 September 2014

    On a recent mission to the Republic of Congo, ILO staff member Morse Flores recorded his impressions of a joint UN project to help raise awareness of indigenous peoples’ rights.

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