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September 2014

  1. Press release

    Symposium on Cooperatives and Development Goals: Focus on Africa

    02 September 2014

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation (DGRV) organize a Symposium on “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals”.

August 2014

  1. © Flickr / MercyWatch 2014

    Least developed countries (LDC)

    LDCs should focus on jobs and decent work for inclusive growth and economic transformation, says ILO

    07 August 2014

    Conference participants discuss the importance of developing globalised value chains, building infrastructure, boosting access to energy as well as women’s empowerment.

July 2014

  1. Work improvement in health services

    ILO and WHO team up to improve working conditions in the health sector

    30 July 2014

    The two UN agencies are publishing the HealthWISE package – consisting of an Action Manual and Trainers’ Guide – that aims not only to improve working conditions for health workers but also to deliver better quality services for patients.

  2. Job creation

    ILO Director-General calls for more public funding to create jobs in the global economy

    28 July 2014

    Guy Ryder says 4 million jobs could be generated in advanced economies and EU alone with more public cash injections.

  3. Multilateral cooperation

    ILO and World Bank Group to enhance access to index insurance in rural areas in Africa and Asia

    24 July 2014

    The International Labour Office’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility (the Facility) and World Bank Group Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) launch a dynamic partnership to better manage knowledge on agriculture index insurance.

  4. Press release

    ILO Meeting to discuss ways to improve skills development in Asia-Pacific

    18 July 2014

    An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

  5. © Jenny Vaughan / AFP 2014

    Green economy

    Ryder: World of work critical to greening the economy

    17 July 2014

    ILO Director-General calls on EU environment and labour ministers to align policies for sustainable development.

  6. © ILO Photo/K. Cassidy 2014

    Multilateral cooperation

    ILO and UNESCO reconfirm commitment to joint work in new agreement

    08 July 2014

    Text covers training youth for employment, women's employment and equal rights, child labour, human rights, social protection floors, poverty eradication and South-South and triangular cooperation.

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