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
10 March 2014
The E-learning module provides an interactive opportunity to become knowledgeable about the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and to learn how its recommendations can be put into practice to address a range of labour and employment issues. These 40 minutes, self-guided module provides an overview of the MNE Declaration, interactive case studies, a summary of related international instruments and frameworks, and a list of relevant resources.
06 March 2014
The symposium brings together policy makers and practitioners with academics and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “what works” in increasing the employment and productivity of youth in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
25 February 2014
How the ILO contributes to women’s empowerment, job creation and economic growth in Uganda through business management skills.
21 February 2014
Better skills for green jobs are indispensable to accelerate the transition to an inclusive green economy. Ensuring access to training and promoting green innovation through entrepreneurship, especially among youth, must be part of a joint approach by governments and the private sector.
21 February 2014
This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.
12 February 2014
This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between October and December, 2013.
11 February 2014
The course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to become knowledgeable about the key concepts and emerging practices in the promotion of green jobs for sustainable development. Special attention is given to the approaches of the ILO Green Jobs Programme across specific economic sectors and at country level. The overall objective of this course is to improve the understanding of green jobs key concepts and definitions as part of the contribution of the world of work to sustainable development, through a review of tools, selected literature and on-going practices.