17 September 2017, Nadi, Fiji
The ILO Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) is currently developing a ‘toolkit’ to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in disaster preparedness, and an employers’ resource pack for employers’ organisation to support their members enterprise in preparing and responding to disaster.
15 September 2017,
15 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
Access to finance is a fundamental condition for poverty reduction, job creation, income generation and social protection. However, some disadvantaged groups still experience limited access to employment and finance, including transgender people. They still face the highest level of discrimination, including in relation to employment opportunities.
“1+6” Roundtable Meeting
12 September 2017,
The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issue joint statement calling for mutually-beneficial economic globalization at the “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.
08 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.
Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean
07 September 2017,
The first research carried out on the impact of economic relations with China on the volume and quality of employment in the region highlights the lack of knowledge on the subject, and sheds light on a relationship that has intensified and is taking on “growing complexity”.
XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
07 September 2017,
Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.
06 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
Social security system for workers has been implemented for two years in Indonesia. This system covers four schemes managed by the Employment-related Social Security Provider (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) since 1 July 2015: the Work Accident Benefit, Death Benefit, Old-Age Saving Benefit and Pension.
United for Youth Employment in Cambodia
05 September 2017, Phnom Penh
The Royal Government of Cambodia and five UN agencies and programmes (ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNV), with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, launched a new joint programme to promote youth employment and reduce inequalities in the country.
World Congress on Safety and Health in Singapore
04 September 2017,
2.78 million workers continue to die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses - 2.4 million of these deaths can be attributed to work-related diseases alone.