May 2017

  1. In brief

    Decent work, the key to the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    31 May 2017

    Decent work puts money in the pockets of individuals and families that they can spend in the local economy. Their purchasing power fuels the growth and development of sustainable enterprises, especially smaller businesses, which in turn are able to hire more workers and improve their pay and conditions. It increases tax revenues for governments, who can then fund social measures to protect those who cannot find, or are unable to work.

April 2017

  1. Publication

    Turkey-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    04 April 2017

    Turkey supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programme. Turkey has become a major refugee-hosting country, with more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees registered. While the address of humanitarian needs has been at the forefront of the response, the focus has been increasingly shifting to livelihoods support.

February 2017

  1. Publication

    Panama-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Panama supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and development cooperation programmes and projects. Panama has always been very committed to the promotion of dialogue and cooperation and has been an active contributor to the ILO since the 1990’s.

  2. Publication

    Algeria-ILO Cooperation: Factsheet

    16 February 2017

    Algeria supports the ILO’s mandate both through contributions to the ILO’s core budget and to development cooperation programmes and projects. Algeria has always been very committed to social change, the promotion of decent work and the positive impact they both have in alleviating people’s labour conditions, and has thus been increasing its level of engagement and cooperation with the ILO in the recent years.

January 2017

  1. Publication

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA)

    21 January 2017

    As part of the wider UN response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees in order to maintain and reinforce the social and economic stability of the affected neighbouring countries. Over recent years, the ILO has used a significant tranche of its RBSA funding to launch activities targeting both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan.

  2. Publication

    ILO Syria Crisis Response Strategy (Update: January 2017)

    20 January 2017

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees. The ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and rights at work through contributing to building the resilience of host communities and refugees, strengthening institutional capacities and coordination to eliminate child labour, and supporting evidence-based policy development to ensure an employment-rich national response, embedded in the principles of decent work.

November 2016

  1. Publication

    South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy (Turin, July, 2016): A Decent Work Overview, based on the work of scholars and Academy participants

    25 November 2016

    This compilation features articles in several languages on a wide range of issues concerning South-South and triangular cooperation, including the SDGs; child labour; job creation, climate change, and just transitions; city to city cooperation and local economic development; public employment programmes; fragile-to-fragile cooperation; social dialogue; migration; public-private partnerships; and social media.

July 2016

  1. Publication

    Mapping the SSE Landscape in India and Brazil through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Gender-Based Initiatives in Social and Solidarity Economy

    26 July 2016

    Contribution to the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Academy, Turin, 2016

  2. Public-Private partnerships

    The ILO and Public-Private partnerships: An Alliance for the Future

    11 July 2016

    Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have played an important role in promoting decent work around the world for more than a decade, mobilizing resources, knowledge and expertise to aid the work of the Office. Since their inception, the number of partnerships has increased steadily, most rapidly in the past four years. The ILO continues to promote the development of PPPs as an effective and collaborative way of leveraging its values, principles and standards in today’s rapidly changing world of work. The tripartite nature of the ILO has been critically important in building such partnerships, particularly through its direct relationship with constituents in the private sector.

June 2016

  1. Partnerships

    The partnership between Portugal and the ILO - A successful venture

    01 June 2016

    Portugal, a founding member of the ILO, is committed to the Decent Work Agenda. Over the last 20 years the Portugal-ILO partnership has seen a qualitative leap through its funding of ILO programmes aimed at Portuguese-speaking countries. This short outline of the history of the partnership illustrates the range of activities involved.

March 2016

  1. Publication

    ILO Global Business Network on Social Protection Floors

    14 March 2016

    Today nearly 73 per cent of the world’s population lack access to adequate social protection coverage. The establishment of social protection floors (SPFs) requires a strong political will from the government and social partners, and private sector enterprises can help promote them. There are many reasons why private-sector companies and their representative business associations may wish to be involved in discussions on balanced and sustainable public social protection policies and their implementation at the country level.

  2. Publication

    ILO-Government of Flanders: 25 years of cooperation

    10 March 2016

    This brochure, produced on the occasion of the signature of a new agreement between the Government of Flanders and the ILO, provides a brief overview of Flanders’ overall support to the ILO and the changes that these 25 years of cooperation have brought to the ultimate beneficiaries: working women and men worldwide.

  3. Publication

    ILO Extra-budgetary Development Cooperation: Expenditure and Delivery - Annual Report 2015

    10 March 2016

    This statistical summary provides details on ILO Extra-budgetary Development Cooperation by Strategic Outcomes (2014-2015) and by geographic distribution (2013-2015)

  4. Publication

    Rebuilding Haiti: Debris Management, Reconstruction and Employment Promotion after the 2010 Earthquake

    03 March 2016

    The devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti affected more than 3 million people. Up to 160,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake, which measured a disastrous 7.0 on the Richter scale, destroying parts of the Haitian capital Port-Au-Prince and surrounding areas. With thousands of people left homeless and unemployed, the earthquake led to an estimated economic loss of US$ 7.9 billion, exacerbating an already feeble national economy. Survivors were also exposed to serious health and environmental hazards. With a country left in ruins, building material for reconstruction was hard to come by, and the best way to manage the debris was to reuse the earthquake rubble. To effectively rebuild the country, there was a need to create and develop skills for recycling and transforming debris for reconstruction.

February 2016

  1. Public-Private partnerships

    ILO public-private partnerships on social dialogue

    25 February 2016

    Social dialogue between governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations fosters socio-economic progress, social equity and stability. It also plays a vital role in promoting democratic decision-making and managing the globalization process. The first PPP on social dialogue and industrial relations was signed in 2008.

  2. Public-Private partnerships

    ILO public-private partnerships and social protection

    25 February 2016

    The first ILO public–private partnership on social protection was signed in 2000. Since then a further 20 partnerships have been signed, amounting to a total value of US$ 3,059,689. These have focused on social security, skills development, occupational safety and health, working conditions and HIV and AIDS.

  3. Public-Private partnerships

    ILO public-private partnerships and employment: Introduction

    25 February 2016

    Creating employment – essential for achieving the goals of decent work – is one of the most formidable challenges that the ILO will have to ace in the near future. Indeed, there will be a need for some 470 million new jobs over the next 15 years. There has been a steady rise in the number of partnerships focusing on employment, covering an increasing number of LO activities, during the past 15 years. Since 2008, 85 public-private partnerships (35 per cent of total partnerships) have been signed, amounting to US$ 34,475,386 (48.2 per cent of total PPP funding).

  4. Public-Private partnerships

    Public-private partnerships on standards and fundamental principles and rights at work

    25 February 2016

    Everyone has the right to work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. This means that all women and men should be able to choose their employment freely, in a workplace that is exempt from child labour, forced labour and discrimination, where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is respected – and where they are covered by adequate social protection.

  5. Public-Private partnerships

    Public-Private Partnerships: Comments by the ILO Director-General

    25 February 2016

    Guy Ryder places PPPs in their current context in the strategies and policies of the ILO, which involve developing “new partnerships with non-state entities and economic actors, such as multinational enterprises and trade unions operating at the global sectoral level in order to enhance the effectiveness of ILO operational programmes and activities” for the promotion of the Decent Work Agenda.

December 2015

  1. Publication

    Public-private partnerships for decent work: An alliance for the future

    16 December 2015