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  1. Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men: Innovative research from 30 ‘school-to-work transition survey’ (SWTS) datasets

    06 August 2015

    The ILO “Work4Youth” Project and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) invite researchers to submit proposals for innovative research papers relevant to labour market transitions of young women and men in developing countries, making use of one or several of the recent “school-to-work transition survey (SWTS)” datasets from 30 countries. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 30 September 2015.

  2. © Nadia Bseiso / ILO 2022

    High-level policy meeting calls for reversal of negative labour market impacts of Syrian refugee crisis on host nations

    30 July 2015

    High-level representatives from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate sustainable policies and programmes that respond to the labour market impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis.

  3. Fund for Evaluation in Employment 2015

    01 July 2015

    The ILO invites researchers and M&E Officers to submit applications to receive technical assistance and financial support of up to US$650,000 for evaluation of youth employment programmes in the Middle East and North Africa.

  4. A New Start: Habiba’s Story

    22 June 2015

    Habiba was among the selected caseloads for the returnees’ project implemented by ILO with funding from the Government of Japan. She underwent the entrepreneurship skills training where she gained knowledge on business management and entrepreneurship skills.

  5. Local Governments in Puntland creating decent jobs through Promotion of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector

    18 June 2015

    In Somalia like in most post conflict and emerging economies, where the public sector is still struggling to recover from the effects of war, the private sector and in particular the MSMEs has been the key driver of employment and growth.

  6. © ILO/Nadia Bseiso 2022

    Informally employed Syrian refugees, working under harsh conditions, further strain Jordanian labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in neighbouring Jordan has increased unemployment in areas in which they are highly concentrated, and further strained the host country’s infrastructure, resources and public services. This has increased competition in some sectors and added to the informality of the labour market, a new joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo) finds.

  7. Vanuatu Department of Labour- Recovery phase of Cyclone Pam must achieve maximum employment outcomes

    08 May 2015

    The Government of Vanuatu, through the Department of Labour (DoL) convened a “National Dialogue on Designing and Implementing Emergency Employment & Livelihoods Programmes”.

  8. Preparedness for SME’s important to reduce loss of income during crisis

    08 May 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted a training for business trainers in Vanuatu on Business Continuity Plans (BCP).

  9. Water Tank Project completed in Solomon Islands

    05 May 2015

    The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) in partnership with ILO, handover a completed water tank project to the White River Community High School.

  10. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2022

    Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face multiple barriers in finding decent jobs

    28 April 2015

    A new ILO report on the transition of young people from school to work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia shows a missed opportunity in absorbing a well-educated youth workforce.

  11. United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory launches string of ILO projects in Gaza

    27 April 2015

    James Rawley presides over the launch of ILO projects as part of the UN-wide response to the loss of Palestinian livelihoods and economic opportunity in Gaza.

  12. Cyclone PAM causes devastating impact on employment and livelihoods

    23 April 2015

    ILO Disaster Preparedness and Response

  13. Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    A new report published by the ILO shows that the Philippine economy experienced robust rates of growth and made important gains in the labour market in recent years, however, more focus on decent and productive jobs is necessary to foster inclusive growth.

  14. ILO training to account for loss of employment and income during future crisis

    22 April 2015

    A training programme to build the capacity of local government, private sector, trade unions and NGO’s to better capture employment, livelihoods and social protection data in the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).

  15. ILO part of UN Joint Programme with UNDP, UNWomen and UN Habitat

    15 April 2015

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries has been contributing to the development of a UN Joint Programme to support recovery efforts in Vanuatu. The joint programme supports recovery of communities and local government in the provinces and islands affected by Cyclone Pam, with the aim to promote restoration of livelihoods, community and local government infrastructure, debris clearance and building resilience with a special attention to women, young people and most vulnerable groups.

  16. ILO hails adoption of the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

    02 April 2015

    The Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted on 18 March 2015 in Japan by representatives from 187 UN Members attending the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

  17. ILO to coordinate and implement technical assistance as part of the national recovery and reconstruction phase in Vanuatu - Post Cyclone Pam

    25 March 2015

    The ILO Director General Mr Guy Ryder has personally written to the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu expressing on behalf of the ILO our deepest sympathy following the loss of lives and the immense devastation by Cyclone Pam

  18. © Saleh Jadallah/ILO 2022

    Gaza conflict in 2014 caused hefty Palestinian job losses through destruction of workplaces and productive assets

    24 March 2015

    New ILO study assesses how the Israeli military operation during the latest Gaza conflict caused widespread “disemployment” in the Palestinian territory’s private sector through the destruction of land, structures, capital equipment and tools.

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    Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

    09 March 2015

    An ILO-ICA joint survey reflects gains for women in cooperatives while pointing to the need for better recognition by governments

  20. A series of Working Papers on Microfinance for Decent Work are released…

    16 February 2015