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  1. Publication

    The social and Decent Work dimensions of a new Agreement on Climate Change - A technical brief

    06 December 2010

    The technical brief highlights the close inter-linkages between climate change and the world of work and discusses entry points for promoting policy coherence between climate and social and labour policies.

  2. Event

    Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.

  3. Publication

    The KwaZulu Natal tourism sector: Selected Perspectives on the Enabling Environment for Women's Entrepreneurs

    15 November 2010

    Assessment Report

  4. Publication

    ILO and Cooperatives - COOP NEWS No. 3, 2010 (Newsletter)

    28 October 2010

  5. Publication

    “Social and Solidarity Economy: Building a Common Understanding”

    25 October 2010

    In support of the First edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 25 -29th October 2010, ITC ILO, Turin, Italy

  6. Event

    The 1st Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

  7. Publication

    Briefing Note #5: Innovations and barriers in health microinsurance

    01 October 2010

    The emergence of health microinsurance (HMI) programmes worldwide provides hope that the poor will receive, at a minimum, a reliable, adequate level of access to affordable healthcare. Led by the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Briefing Note #5, which is based on a longer thematic study that includes a literature review of 68 documents covering the period from 1999 to 2010 and expert interviews with more than 31 experts representing 25 organizations, focuses on private sector HMI and discusses the challenges that limit the growth and impact of HMI. In addition to identifying barriers to success, the authors present innovations that may move the field forward, including collaboration with public programmes.

  8. Publication

    International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Brief No. 2, 2010

    01 October 2010

  9. Publication

    Promoting job creation for young people in multinational enterprises and their supply chains: Liberia

    02 September 2010

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 7

  10. Publication

    Briefing Note #3: Emerging practices in consumer education on risk management and insurance

    01 September 2010

    Consumer education can be one important component of microinsurance schemes; it benefits microinsurance practitioners by stimulating demand and helps low-income households make informed decisions. Led by ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility, Briefing Note #3 summarizes feedback collected by the Microinsurance Network's Insurance Education Working Group from more than fifty practitioners who were early implementers of consumer education schemes. The authors highlight key design features for content and delivery of education and provide examples of organizations that have successfully implemented the features in consumer education programmes. In the last section, they review the challenges of sustainability and monitoring and evaluation that are especially relevant for practitioners who want to integrate education into their business models.