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September 2014

  1. Small Island Developing States

    Can closer economic integration bring more decent work opportunities in the Caribbean?

    01 September 2014

    A high-level panel discussion at the UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa on 1 September will bring together the ILO with policy makers, employer and worker representatives to discuss the feasibility and implications of greater economic integration in the Caribbean. The Director of the ILO Office for the Caribbean looks at some of the proposed measures and their implications for decent job creation.

August 2014

  1. Small Island Developing States

    Gaining skills for a new life in Timor Leste

    29 August 2014

    Empowering youth through education and training is key to achieving sustainable development in small island developing states like Timor Leste, where youth unemployment has reached 21.6 per cent.

  2. © ILO - Jashim Salam 2014

    School to work transition

    Young workers in Asia face instability and vulnerability

    27 August 2014

    A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report on the transitions of young people from education to the employment market in Asia and the Pacific, finds majority of youth in the region are either in low quality jobs or unemployed.

  3. World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    ILO Director-General: "Work claims more victims than war"

    26 August 2014

    Guy Ryder announces ILO to renew efforts to get compliance for health and safety standards at work around the globe.

  4. © Wilfried Louvet / Only World 2014

    Sustainable development for Small Island States

    Green ambitions in Mauritius

    26 August 2014

    The ILO is partnering with Mauritius as it rolls out its green economy action plan ahead of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa.

  5. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014

    Article

    ILO's role in the 2014 Ebola outbreak

    25 August 2014

    The unprecedented 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak poses serious health risks for workers in various occupations and has had a significant occupational mortality, especially among health care workers. These casualties add to the global shortage of health workers, which particularly affects the countries experiencing this outbreak. Within its mandate, the ILO is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) in specific activities to address important occupational safety and health and other issues arising out of this outbreak in relation to the world of work.

  6. Asia Labour Markets

    AEC offers major employment, wage and productivity benefits, if decisively managed

    20 August 2014

    This is the press release for the Regional Launch of the joint ILO-ADB study: "ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity" in Jakarta on 20 August 2014

  7. Maritime Labour Convention

    A day in a life at sea

    20 August 2014

    The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.

  8. ILO Blog

    From child labour to elite academy

    19 August 2014

  9. ASEAN Economic Community

    Can the AEC 2015 deliver for ASEAN’s people?

    19 August 2014

    This is the op-ed for the Regional Launch of the joint ILO-ADB study: "ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity" in Jakarta on 20 August 2014.

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