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2014

  1. © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 2014

    World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

    When indigenous and world leaders meet, what does it mean for the ILO?

    18 September 2014

    A historic meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York is set to bolster further ratification of the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

  2. © Province of British Columbia 2014

    ILO blog

    5 reasons to consider an apprenticeship

    16 September 2014

    For young people preparing to enter one of the toughest job markets in decades, a good apprenticeship programme can pave the way to a rewarding career. In our latest blog post, ILO skills expert Michael Axmann gives five reasons today's young people should give apprenticeships some thought.

  3. © Song Wen / XINHUA 2014

    Coops as employers

    Cooperatives get down to business

    15 September 2014

    From grain handlers to credit unions, cooperative enterprises as employers are assuming a leading role among social partnerships.

  4. © Flickr / Carlo Iacovino 2014

    Small Island Developing States

    Decent work and sustainability intertwined for small states battling climate change

    05 September 2014

    The international community has just concluded its discussion in Samoa about small island developing states, with decent work for all emerging as a key commitment, writes Bob Kyloh, senior ILO economist, who attended the conference.

  5. © Andrew McConnell / R. Harding 2014

    Cooperatives

    The cooperative key to sustainable development

    02 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.

  6. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014

    Blog

    Ebola outbreak: How we’re keeping workers safe

    01 September 2014

    Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in contact with the disease. Dennis Zulu, Chief Program Officer, ILO Office for Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone underlines the importance of equipping those workers with the knowledge and equipment they need to stay safe.

  7. © UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 2014

    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.

  8. © 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.

  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.

  10. © Zakir H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014

    Post 2015

    The Millennium Development Goals and beyond: An ILO perspective

    18 August 2014

    Aurelio Parisotto, Senior Economist in the ILO’s MULTILATERALS Department, talks about the organization’s efforts to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the road ahead Post-2015.

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