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2014

  1. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2014

    HIV and Social protection

    Bold move in Sri Lanka lets people with HIV get health coverage

    07 July 2014

    For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.

  2. © ILO 2014

    Albania

    Can you speak Italian?

    02 July 2014

    Italian companies are increasingly turning to Albanian migrant workers who are going back home to work at their call centres. An EU-funded ILO project is helping employment centres in Albania to modernize and to assist migrant workers looking for a new job.

  3. Women entrepreneurs

    Better skills mean boosted profits for Somali women

    24 June 2014

    The ILO is helping women in Somaliland develop successful enterprises by providing them with the right skills.

  4. © Ernesto Benavides / AFP 2014

    Paraguay

    Rights to social protection: domestic workers are no exception

    06 May 2014

    A communications campaign to enrol more domestic workers in Paraguay with social security is showing the first signs of success.

  5. Worst forms of child labour

    Battling commercial sexual exploitation of children in Madagascar

    30 April 2014

    The ILO and the EU join forces in an innovative project which uses education to help kids build new lives.

  6. Tackling child labour in Pakistan

    A teacher like Baji

    28 April 2014

    Rubina’s story was told by representatives of the Punjab Literacy Department attending the South Asia Labour Conference recently held in Lahore. They were there to emphasize the close links between literacy, education, skills, employment and income.

  7. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Why are chemicals important in the workplace and beyond?

    24 April 2014

    An ILO report shows that while chemicals can be useful, necessary steps should be taken to prevent and control potential risks for workers, workplaces, communities and the environment.

  8. Zimbabwe

    Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

    04 April 2014

    An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.

  9. © Chandan Khanna / AFP 2014

    Disability and work

    Employing people with disabilities: It’s right and smart

    31 March 2014

    Employing people with disabilities – a huge and largely overlooked market segment – makes a lot of sense for companies. But that requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities.

  10. Philippines

    The daily struggle of a Haiyan widow

    24 March 2014

    Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.

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