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December 2017

  1. © Peretz Partensky 2017

    Child labour and forced labour

    Uzbekistan has stopped systematic use of child labour and has taken measures to end forced labour

    12 December 2017

    An ILO team monitoring the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has found that child labour is no longer systematically used and that measures are being taken to end the use of forced labour. These conclusions were discussed at a roundtable in Tashkent.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Social protection in Timor Leste: The difference dialogue can make in protecting the poor

    08 December 2017

    Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor-Leste is taking a proactive and coordinated approach to ensure a better life for its citizens with a national Social Protection Strategy for 2017-2030.

  3. Green jobs

    How can we ensure decent work is part of the transition to a green economy?

    05 December 2017

    The coordinator of the ILO's Green Jobs Programme, Moustapha Kamal Gueye moderates a live conversation about how to ensure a just transition to a green economy. His guests are Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Director and Head of School of Public Management and Administration at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Andrei Marcu, Senior Fellow at ICTSD International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.

  4. Blog

    SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase productivity

    05 December 2017

    Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and participants say it is working.

  5. Blog

    Embracing disability as a diversity factor in the 21st century’s world of work

    03 December 2017

    Including persons with disabilities as employees, customers and business partner is clearly the smart thing to do from a business point of view. Yet, while companies increasingly recognize the benefits of building and retaining diverse workforces, they often neglect disability in their inclusion practices.

  6. © Nguyen A. / ILO 2017

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The future world of work must be fully inclusive of people with disabilities

    01 December 2017

    “People with disabilities, with their skills and talents, are an important asset to the labour markets today and in the future,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  7. Labour migration

    Nepal: Labour migration should be a choice

    01 December 2017

    Every year, thousands of young women from Nepal leave their country to work abroad. But many who make the decision don't have the basic skills needed for their new jobs overseas. And very few know how they may be at risk for abuse and exploitation. The ILO-DFID "Work in Freedom" program offers vocational and skills training for Nepalese women, helping them to make a more informed choice about working abroad. Watch this video as part of the ILO InfoStory "Stay or go - Migration should be a choice".

November 2017

  1. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2017

    Work in Freedom

    DFID announces £13 million for ILO Work in Freedom programme

    30 November 2017

    DFID pledges a new package of support totalling £13 million for the ILO-run Work in Freedom programme to prevent trafficking and forced labour among women migrant workers from South Asia.

  2. © Rodrigo Soldon 2017

    Sporting Chance Forum

    ILO welcomes commitment to establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights

    30 November 2017

    UN agencies – including the ILO – human rights groups, athletes, employers’ and trade union organizations, governments and others, commit to setting up a centre tasked with helping tackle human rights risks associated with sports. The ILO welcomed the announcement, made at a November 30-December 1, 2017 meeting in Geneva.

  3. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth – Engagement Platform

    Partners of Decent Jobs for Youth launch global engagement platform for joint action

    29 November 2017

    Governments, social partners, the UN System, youth and civil society, the private sector and key youth employment stakeholders launched global engagement platform for joint action on decent jobs for youth in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.