Enterprises Department
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  1. Enterprises Department
    International Labour Office 4 Route des Morillons
    CH - 1211

Enterprises Department

All across the world people are in search of jobs. Jobs so they can raise their families and send their children to school. Jobs that provide access to social protection for them and their families. And, jobs in which they are respected, can organize and have a voice. What they want is decent work.

Enterprises play a key role in creating productive and decent work that helps meet the economic and social aspirations of people and their communities. Whether small, medium or large, enterprises – including cooperatives – they are a major source of growth and employment in all countries. Enterprises and the entrepreneurs who run them play a crucial role in creating jobs and reducing poverty.

The ILO has a mandate, recognized in the 2008 Declaration, to promote sustainable enterprises as an integral part of the Decent Work Agenda.”

Guy Ryder, Director-General
International Labour Organization

What's new

  1. Event

    First Webinar on Social and Solidarity Economy

    14 April 2014

    We are pleased to invite you to the first webinar, which will take place on Thursday 17th of April 2014. This first webinar in English language will allow all interested professionals to: - share experiences on SSE - discuss the contents of the first introductive module on SSE, which is available for free at: - receive more information about the fourth edition of the ILO Academy on SSE.

  2. News item

    South Africa National Green Jobs Dialogue

    09 April 2014

    On 9 April 2014, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), as custodians of the Green Fund, hosted the National Green Jobs Dialogue.

  3. Publication

    Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Debate

    08 April 2014

    This brief summarizes the main findings of a forthcoming report of the same title, by Frederick O. Wanyama of Maseno University in Kenya, prepared as part of ILO’s contribution to the initiative on the contribution of cooperatives to sustainable development.

  4. News item

    COOP Videos

    28 March 2014

  5. Publication

    Main findings: Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Cambodia

    28 March 2014

    Key findings extracted from the main report "Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Cambodia"

  6. Publication

    Report on Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Cambodia

    28 March 2014

    This new report outlines policy framework for higher growth and more and better jobs.

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