1. Pay discrimination

    Giving private-sector teachers in Jordan a voice

    07 October 2015

    A group of Jordanian teachers are making their voices heard to end gender-based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions in the private education sector through a community organizing campaign.

  2. Rural development

    Timor-Leste: A road gives life to a community

    01 October 2015

    Coffee farmer Pedro Soares de Fatima used to carry a huge coffee sack on his back to get to the nearest market. It was a ten-hour return journey, until an ILO project built high quality rural roads in Timor-Leste.

  3. © Better Work 2015

    Global supply chains

    Protecting pregnant workers’ rights in Lesotho

    17 September 2015

    How the Better Work Programme of the ILO and the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) promotes decent work for young women in Lesotho’s garment industry.

  4. © SCORE 2015

    Productivity and working conditions in Latin America

    Small & medium enterprises in Latin America: the path to productivity

    25 August 2015

    A shoe factory in Colombia seeks to improve its competitiveness by establishing mechanisms for better cooperation in the workplace.

  5. © ILO 2015

    Transition to formal economy

    Building back better in the Philippines

    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.

  6. Youth employment

    Jordan: Eager teens enthused by entrepreneurship education

    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.

  7. International Youth Day: 12 August 2015

    Formal employment: A critical way to engage young people

    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.

  8. International Youth Day

    Learning to work and working to learn

    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.

  9. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2015

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Nepal: Rights, quake rehab plan are musts for peace and development

    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.

  10. Occupational safety and health in the construction sector

    Tightening bolts and strengthening safety

    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.