Productivity and working conditions in Latin America
25 August 2015
A shoe factory in Colombia seeks to improve its competitiveness by establishing mechanisms for better cooperation in the workplace.
Transition to formal economy
17 August 2015
ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.
14 August 2015
Teachers were trained and nearly 550 Jordanian youth learned how to set up and run a business through the “Know about Business” course, a joint ILO, non-profit and government collaboration which fills a big gap in entrepreneurship education.
International Youth Day: 12 August 2015
11 August 2015
The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.
International Youth Day
10 August 2015
An ILO programme in Bangladesh shows that quality skills training can be a powerful means not only to improve a country’s competitiveness and to reduce poverty, but also to help young people find a decent job.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
07 August 2015
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ILO News talked to Dr Mukta Singh Lama, an indigenous person from Nepal, about the post-earthquake situation and the impact of ILO Convention 169 on important rights of indigenous people.
Occupational safety and health in the construction sector
31 July 2015
In the jungles of Papua, Indonesia, an ILO-supported programme has helped construction workers and employers understand why safety is important, and how they can make simple, practical changes.
29 July 2015
A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in the region.
Garment industry in Cambodia
27 July 2015
Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector has continued to perform solidly in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. Exports continued to grow along with employment and workers’ average wages, a new ILO analysis finds.
15 July 2015
The Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Luis Enrique Chavez Basagoitia shared his thoughts on opportunities for humanity that can be provided by the green economy; challenges that developing countries, including Peru, must overcome and the key role of technology. He also spoke about the joint appeal of Peru and France in the lead-up to major talks on climate change at the end of this year.