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  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.

  2. © 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.

  3. 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.

  4. © ILO/Joseph Fortin 2014

    Fair economy

    Cooperatives’ considerable clout in the fight against child labour

    14 July 2014

    The coop economy, worth around US$2.5 trillion, plays its part in helping to eliminate child labour – a problem that, although in decline, still affects 168 million children worldwide.

  5. © Thony Beliraire / AFP 2014

    Social protection

    No health workers, no health protection

    09 July 2014

    The global shortage of health workers is hampering efforts to deliver essential quality health care to all in need and achieve universal health protection.

  6. © Anwar Mustafa / AFP 2014

    Rights at work

    Domestic work, Work like any other

    16 June 2014

    The well-publicised case of the abused Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih placed a spotlight on the plight of a vulnerable and often invisible population, migrant domestic workers. Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains how we can contribute to end this plight, relying on international labour standards.

  7. © MYCHELE DANIAU / AFP 2014


    Rebuilding links: Trade unions and cooperatives get together again

    22 May 2014

    All over the world, trade unions and cooperatives are rediscovering each other and joining forces to save companies and jobs.

  8. Social protection

    Microinsurance: Much progress, but challenges remain

    21 March 2014

    Globally, an estimated 500 million people have microinsurance, up from 78 million in 2008. Craig Churchill, head of the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, discusses the growing value and viability of this insurance mechanism aimed at low-income people.

  9. © Manuel Cohen 2014


    Why the European Social Model is still relevant

    19 March 2014

    "In some countries, key elements of the ESM have been radically transformed, and sometimes dismantled, even though they clearly were not the cause of the crisis or the budgetary deficits," says ILO Senior labour economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.

  10. © ILO 2014

    Business and development

    Improving conditions for women workers has a domino effect

    11 March 2014

    Providing training, health-care and childcare to female workers has an impact that stretches beyond the factory floor.

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