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  1. Cooperatives

    ILO Launches Third Call for Proposals to Promote Cooperatives in Africa

    14 April 2009

    The International Labour Organization announced the launch of a third call for proposals to promote cooperatives through the Cooperative Facility for Africa programme.

  2. Publication

    Rural women producers and cooperatives in conflicts settings in the Arab States

    31 March 2009

    Ongoing violent conflicts accentuate the challenges that women and men face in the rural areas of Iraq, Lebanon, and the occupied Palestinian territories. The potential of cooperatives for sharing risk, pooling resources, learning together, generating income, and balancing work and family responsibilities, has yet to be actualized.

  3. Publication

    Annual Report 2008

    27 February 2009

    The Annual Report 2008 highlights the achievements of the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility over the past year.

  4. Publication

    Cooperating out of poverty: The renaissance of the African cooperative movement

    02 February 2009

    This book offers an objective analysis of the state of affairs of the cooperative sector in Africa since the liberalization of the economy in the early 1990s.

  5. Publication

    Working Paper No. 9 - Cooperatives: a path to economic and social empowerment in Ethiopia

    01 February 2009

    Traditional cooperatives associations existed in Ethiopian society centuries ago in the form of iqub and idir. Iqub is an association of people having common objectives of mobilizing resources, especially finance, and distributing it to members on rotating basis. Idir is an association of people that have the objective of providing social and economic insurance for the members in the events of death, accident, damages to property, among others. In the case of funeral, Idir serves as funeral insurance where community members elect their leaders, contribute resources either in kind or in cash and support the mourning member.

  6. Publication

    Brochure - Green Jobs: Improving the climate for gender equality too!

    30 January 2009

    January 2009 theme of the Gender Equality at the Heart of Decent Work Campaign, 2008-2009

  7. News

    ILO issues second call for proposals to promote cooperatives in Africa

    04 November 2008

    The International Labour Organization has issued a second call for proposals to promote cooperatives through the Cooperative Facility for Africaprogramme. The first round provided funding worth US$ 361,354.

  8. Meeting document

    Employment and labour market implications of climate change

    27 October 2008

    This paper discusses the implications for employment and decent work of climate change. It focuses on the search for ways to combine growth, the reduction of poverty and inclusive development with a much reduced emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and measures to adapt to climate changes that are already under way. The framework for this discussion is the concept of sustainable development agreed at the Johannesburg Summit in 2002, which assumed “a collective responsibility to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development – economic development, social development, and environmental protection”. The paper builds on the discussion of the issue in the Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalization in the November 2007 session of the Governing Body.

  9. Publication

    A perspective from the MNE Declaration to the present: mistakes, surprises, and newly important policy implications

    01 October 2008

    Employment Working Paper No. 11

  10. Report overview

    Green Jobs: Towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world (report overview)

    24 September 2008

    The present overview draws on evidence and findings presented in the report “Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World”. While the overview is consistent with the report, it also includes reflections emerging from the exchanges among the partners of the Green Jobs Initiative not contained in the original report. The original report is commissioned and funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as part of the Green Jobs Initiative jointly mounted by UNEP, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). It is produced by the Worldwatch Institute, with technical assistance from the Cornell University Global Labour Institute, for UNEP.