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July 2014

  1. HealthWISE publications

    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. © 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.

  5. © 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.

  6. Better Factories programme

    Transparency keeps driving improvement in working conditions in Cambodian factories

    03 July 2014

    The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme released its 2nd online transparency report showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions.

June 2014

  1. Italy

    Promoting labour rights: A key role for Parliaments

    27 June 2014

    Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, International Labour Standards Department of the ILO in Geneva, travelled to Rome to open the hearing at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament organized by the Labour Commission on Wednesday, June 25 in Rome.

  2. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  3. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Future Directions Set for Modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh

    26 June 2014

    Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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