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  1. ILO and Finland agree to develop Social Protection in Zambia

    17 November 2017

    The International Labour Organization and the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, signed an agreement to develop the Social Protection for Informal and Rural Economy Workers Sub-Project in Zambia (SPIREWORK).

  2. Commitments made to reduce high youth unemployment in Marshall Islands

    16 November 2017

    Launch of the Republic of Marshall Islands National Action Plan on Youth Employment (2017-2019)

  3. Demand for entrepreneurship training on the rise

    12 November 2017

    In an effort to improve the quality of entrepreneurship trainers in the Pacific, the ILO conducted a Training of Master Trainers on Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) in Port Vila, Vanuatu

  4. First 23 TRANSFORM Social Protection Trainers Trained

    27 October 2017

    The first ever TRANSFORM Leadership and Transformation Learning Package on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa Training of Trainers (ToT) successfully concludes with 23 newly trained trainers from the African region

  5. The ILO and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation together to promote quality apprenticeships

    16 October 2017

  6. International Labour Organization (ILO) and Brazilian Government promote decent work in the cotton supply chain in Mozambique

    10 October 2017

    The Government of Mozambique and the Brazilian Government have identified key areas of support for a country project to be implemented by the Government of Mozambique, organizations of workers, organizations of employers and civil society institutions, with technical support from ILO

  7. Successful first Green Africa Forum in Zambia

    28 September 2017

    In September 2017 Zambia hosted the first “Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Growth and Decent Green Jobs Creation”.

  8. HIV / AIDS Guidelines of the Retail Sector Launched

    21 September 2017

    Health is key to economic development, hence the need for the retail sector to embrace the national HIV/AIDS guidelines.

  9. Zambia to host the 1st Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

    29 August 2017

    Employment, Labour and Commerce ministers from Finland and Zambia together with over 120 policy makers and implementers, chief executive officers, senior managers and officials from private, public and civil society entities, employer and worker organisations, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, innovators, academics and researchers from different countries from more than 25 countries in Africa and elsewhere will from September 6 - 8, 2017 gather at Avani Hotel in Livingstone to discuss policy and actions for promoting inclusive green growth and the creation of decent green jobs.

  10. R4D-SP Capacity Development Workshop: Building the capacity of rural roads sector of Timor-Leste

    25 August 2017

    The Roads for Development (R4D) Program of Timor-Leste conducted a one-day workshop on 24 August in Dili to discuss the Capacity Development Framework for Phase 2 of the R4D program. More than 100 stakeholders involved in Timor-Leste’s rural roads sector attended to discuss the capacity development needs in the sector.

  11. Indian government and the ILO jointly-launch ‘Aarambh’ – a unique app to maintain rural roads

    31 July 2017

    The application’s usage aims at enhancing the service delivery of the state level institutions in planning and implementing performance based rural roads maintenance contracts.

  12. UN agencies launch youth entrepreneurship and self-employment campaign to boost transition towards decent work

    27 June 2017

    On the occasion of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises International Day, UN agencies launch a campaign on solutions to address the unique obstacles to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

  13. The road to clean energy: Policy coherence and convergence of actions key to a just transition

    23 June 2017

    The Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition Workshop gathered over 80 representatives from governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners to discuss the future of work for a clean energy and just transition with a panel of experts. The workshop is part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017.

  14. ILO STED programme targets sectors for growth through increasing skills in developing economies

    22 June 2017

    The Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) programme is improving skills to help spread the benefits of trade and economic growth.

  15. ILO adopts new Recommendation on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

    16 June 2017

  16. Guy Ryder announces “Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth” Campaign

    13 June 2017

    A unique global partnership will bring the benefits of the digital economy to young people.

  17. ILO - UNFCCC side event: "Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement"

    09 June 2017

    On 10 May 2017, the ILO Green Jobs co-hosted a side event titled “Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement” during the Bonn Climate Change Conference

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    G20 conference highlights importance of decent jobs for youth in the rural economy

    03 May 2017

    Participants of the G20 conference “ONE WORLD - No Hunger. Future of the Rural World” call for action on youth employment in rural areas and discuss synergies with the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

  19. Protecting the rights of young workers at work

    24 April 2017

    Young people, particularly first time job seekers, are still often neglected by existing employment strategies, policies and programmes.

  20. Better outcomes when National Employer Organizations (EO) support young entrepreneurs

    17 April 2017

    Young people are full of enthusiasm and eagerness to be successful. They are creative, innovative, and are tech savvy. They are employers and job creators and next generation of private sector leaders in an increasingly competitive and high tech world