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  1. Social dialogue for more and better jobs

    Interview with Mr. Nicola Bertolini, Head of Cooperation in the EU Delegation to the Republic of North Macedonia

    20 February 2019

    The EU signed its 2nd grant agreement with the ILO in North Macedonia. The intervention will improve social dialogue as a means to create more and better jobs in the country. The project duration is 30 months with a budget of 1.18 Mio EUR.

  2. Informal employment

    ILO helps Ukraine to reduce undeclared work

    20 February 2019

    Tackling informal employment is a priority of the Ukrainian Government and ILO has been supporting the country since 2016 in fighting undeclared work. Recently Government came out with new data showing that undeclared work is in decline and that enrollment in the social security system is significantly increasing.

  3. Social dialogue

    Strengthening workers’ voices—ILO trains trade union leaders and lawyers

    19 February 2019

    Trade unions across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) experience that the rights of workers are under threat and have voiced concerns over attempts to undermine organized labour. Although the region has an impressive track record of ratifications of ILO Core Conventions, the concerns over the lack of implementation of laws and lack of access to workers’ rights remain. ILO ACTRAV organized a seminar for trade union leaders and lawyers from CEE on the use of International Labour Standards and the ILO supervisory machinery in addressing deficiencies of workers’ rights on 26-28 November, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

  4. Art for social change

    Documentary films tell gripping human stories of what work means today

    29 January 2019

    ILO marked its Centenary by screening documentaries about labour issues from 7 countries all over the world in collaboration with Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The films are captivating imprints of the world of work today giving a sense of the profound changes work has been going through. And film-makers do not shy away from asking tough questions either.

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    ILO Conventions

    Strengthening maternity protection in Ukraine

    28 January 2019

  6. Surfing the labour market

    Enhancing youth employability with a new career guidance mobile app in Moldova

    17 January 2019

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    Pension reform

    ILO advises Ukraine not to move forward with pension privatization

    16 January 2019

    ILO News talked to Fabio Duran-Valverde, Head of the Public Finance, Actuarial and Statistics Unit, Social Protection Department, ILO Geneva, and Kenichi Hirose, Senior Social Protection Specialist, ILO-Budapest, about the global and regional trends of pension reform and the current proposal to introduce a mandatory funded pension tier based on individual accounts in Ukraine.

  8. ILO Centenary

    Voices from the World of Work from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    08 January 2019

    On the occasion of the ILO Centenary, in the ‘Voices from the World of Work’ series we interviewed social partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina to hear their thoughts on the organization and the Future of Work. Jelena Prohaska (Senior Researcher at the Agency for Enterprise Development), Slavica Vućić Vojnović (Chief of Labour and Employment Section, Ministry of Civil Affairs) and Saša Aćić (Director, Union of Association of Employers) shared their views.

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    Ukrainian State Employment Service has far more to offer than unemployment benefits

    17 December 2018

    Out of the 45 million Ukrainians, 1.7 million are unemployed, says the Labour Force Survey of March 2018. Less than 21% of them are registered with the State Employment Service (SES). But where are the rest?

  10. Public sector reform

    Higher salaries under a leaner and more transparent system: Moldova introduces new public pay system

    04 December 2018

    On 1 December 2018, the Government of Moldova introduced a new unitary pay system in the public sector. The aim of this reform was to make the public pay system simpler, more transparent, and fairer. The ILO together with German GIZ and the European Union provided technical assistance and played a critical role in facilitating the process leading up to the adoption of the new law.