Publications on Equality and discrimination

March 2018

  1. Impact brief, Issue 11

    Tomouh: A New Loan Product for Micro and Small-Sized Enterprises

    08 March 2018

    Alexandria Business Association, Egypt

  2. Report

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – Global snapshot

    08 March 2018

    The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. This report looks at the progress (or lack thereof) made during the past decade and assesses women’s labour market prospects.

  3. Publication

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

    06 March 2018

    Rural women - a quarter of the world’s population - work as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs. They represent an important share of the agriculture workforce and their contribution to the rural economy is widely underestimated. They are concentrated in the informal economy in low-skilled, low-productivity, and low or unpaid jobs with long working hours. Released ahead of the International Women’s day 2018, this brief captures the challenges rural women face at work and makes recommendations on how to bridge these gaps.

  4. Publication

    Baseline Assessment of Skills and Employment of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Bangladesh

    04 March 2018

    The publication highlights the need for Indigenous and Tribal men and women in Bangladesh to have enhanced access to skills training opportunities in order to help them find decent work.

  5. IFAD-ILO Close-up event

    Event Report: Mainstreaming youth and women’s employment in rural investments in MENA

    02 March 2018

February 2018

  1. Decent Work in the Rural Economy: Policy Guidance Note

    Registration form

    27 February 2018

  2. Green Initiative

    Global Forum on Just Transition: Climate change, decent work and sustainable development

    15 February 2018

    Final report of the 1st Global Forum on Just transition

  3. Meeting document

    Bios: Mainstreaming youth and women’s employment in rural investments in MENA

    06 February 2018

  4. Publication

    UNIPP 2.0 The UN Indigenous Peoples' Partnership - Delivering as One at the Country Level to Advance Indigenous Peoples' Rights (CONCEPT NOTE FOR PHASE II - 2017-2022)

    02 February 2018

    The purpose of this concept note is to lay the foundations for the second phase of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP). UNIPP is acknowledged as an important mechanism to promote indigenous peoples’ rights in the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as well as the System-Wide Action Plan on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (SWAP), which specifically emphasizes UNIPP’s potential to advance UN system-wide coherence on indigenous issues at the country level. In order to identify the conditions required to maximize UNIPP’s transformational potential, this concept note looks back to the UNIPP experience to date (outlining relevant results and lessons learned) but also forward, to the measures that will be required for the Partnership to operate effectively in a new development landscape. Particular attention is paid to linkages with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

January 2018

  1. Impact brief: Infographic on Youth and Women's Employment in Jordan

    Infographic: Promoting youth employment and empowerment of young women in Jordan: An assessment of active labour market policies

    17 January 2018

    The Youth Employment Inventory Jordan provides comparative information about the design, characteristics and achievements of 84 youth employment interventions implemented between 2012 and 2016.