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ILO joins the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
18 August 2015
Ergonomic checkpoints in agriculture (second edition) now also available in Chinese
13 August 2015
Approximately 100 of the illustrations accompanying the checkpoints were improved and revised in this second edition of the manual. The first edition was published in 2012 and it was well received by the ergonomic and occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners and professional bodies around the world. Certain users recommended improving the illustrations so that they reflect the best available ergonomic techniques and practice globally, rather than in a few project countries. ILO specialists and external experts reviewed and commented on the illustrations.
Livelihood at the forefront of recovery
Spotlight on Cooperation during the Culminating Event “Strengthening Partnerships: Livelihood at the Forefront of Recovery Following Haiyan”
The culminating event brought together ILO partners who shared experiences and lessons learnt during the Haiyan response. They also showcased decent work practices, including social protection, and promoted the principle that livelihood support should be at the forefront of post-disaster relief, recovery and development.
Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery
22 July 2015
Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.
Peru: The world of work can help save the environment
15 July 2015
The Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Luis Enrique Chavez Basagoitia shared his thoughts on opportunities for humanity that can be provided by the green economy; challenges that developing countries, including Peru, must overcome and the key role of technology. He also spoke about the joint appeal of Peru and France in the lead-up to major talks on climate change at the end of this year.
Climate and jobs in focus as negotiators streamline the text for Paris
08 July 2015
Behind the scenes: The making of the Pharrell Williams’ video address on green jobs
29 June 2015
International music sensation Pharrell Williams, in a video address to the ILO's World of Work Summit, called on the international community to tackle climate change and ensure young people and the planet have a sustainable future. Here’s the making of the video.
16th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners
The theme of this edition is: "Labor based approaches as solutions for sustainable development challenges in the context of decentralization" Institutional and operational issues of employment intensive approaches will be addressed under the angle of strategies and resources for sustainable funding of labor-based investments targeting local communities, in terms of rational use of natural resources and local materials for labor-based works, development of alternative construction technologies, creation of green jobs and environmentally friendly economic growth, training opportunities to improve youth employability, resilience and social welfare of local communities
Facilitating participation of CARIFORUM civil society in regional development and integration processes
The Forum is part of the programme of activities under the European Union-funded Project entitled Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations: Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) Component of the Support to Facilitate Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Process.
International Labour Conference
Kailash Satyarthi calls on ILO constituents to help make child labour history
11 June 2015
Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)