Domestic Workers Convention (N°189)
World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015
The employment situation has not improved much in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite better economic growth performance. And in the Arab region the employment outlook has deteriorated, says ILO in its new report.
Labour migration and remittances
Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.
Universal Health Coverage Day - 12 December
Global health protection crisis leaves almost 40 per cent of the world’s population without any coverage.
New ILO study reveals large health coverage gaps, including in West African countries, where 80 per cent have no coverage.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
"The global tide against forced labour is rising and we have seen significant progress in ending this scourge. But the job isn’t done yet, because modern slavery still is, unfortunately, big business and millions are suffering," said ILO Director-General on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
27 January 2015
More than 5.24 million domestic workers live in Africa. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws.
27 January 2015
Providing assistance to support the transition from military to civilian life is a central component of ILO’s work in post-conflict situations in order to rebuild communities.
26 January 2015
The ILO enhances the capacities of Guinean Trade Unions to strengthen their role in preventing conflict and consolidating peace.
Empowering young men and women through creation and development of Micro and Small Enterprises
Building on experience and results to focus on key priorities for ensuring rapid, sustainable and long-lasting impact.
Promoting youth employment, entrepreneurship and green jobs while protecting women and gender equality in the world of work.
Stories from the field
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