All ILO Newsroom content

April 2015

  1. Employment injury insurance

    A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

    24 April 2015

    Workers who were victims of Rana Plaza were uninsured and intensive efforts to compensate them had to be made after the fact. The ILO says the accident is a wake-up call to establish national employment injury insurance so all workers are protected when accidents happen.

  2. Social Protection

    Invest in social protection for Africa’s inclusive development, says ILO

    23 April 2015

    A minimum package of social protection benefits for workers is a productive investment for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa, stated the ILO at the African Union Ministerial Session on Social Development, Labour and Employment in Addis Ababa.

  3. New ILO report

    Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.

  4. News

    27 million Latin America and Caribbean youth in the informal economy

    22 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for urgent action to help youth in the region move from the informal to the formal economy.

  5. Rana Plaza, two years on

    Factory inspector, a challenging but honourable job

    22 April 2015

    Since the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse there has been a sustained effort to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Labour Inspectorate. ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam.

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    Rana Plaza, two years on

    Rebuilding life after Rana Plaza: Stories of survivors

    20 April 2015

    Two years after the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, the ILO has helped many survivors get back on their feet and back to work, two of whom have opened their own successful businesses and are thinking big for the future.

  7. Rebuilding life after Rana Plaza

    From worker to owner

    20 April 2015

    Haunted by the Rana Plaza collapse Nasir Uddin Sohel could not face returning to a large factory. After receiving counselling from ILO he used his compensation money to setup his own small garment factory. A year on, the business has grown from two sewing machines to eight and he now employs six other Rana Plaza survivors. ILO support to Nasir was provided through a programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  8. Arab Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General: Creating jobs key to stability in the Arab region

    20 April 2015

    In his address to the Arab Labour Organization’s 42nd Conference, International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder urged the region’s leaders to tackle unemployment, respond to globalization challenges, strengthen the private sector and engage in effective social dialogue.

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    Social Protection

    Cabo Verde: On the road to universal pension coverage

    17 April 2015

    When it comes to establishing social protection floors, few nations in Africa can match Cabo Verde’s commitment and results.

  10. News

    ILO: 'Building a culture of prevention on OSH is a joint commitment by governments, workers and employers'

    14 April 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy Sandra Polaski attended the first All-Russian OSH Week, where she highlighted the need to ensure safe and healthy workplaces worldwide.