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December 2013

  1. © Scagliola-Ana / Onl World 2014

    Green Jobs

    More and better jobs for inclusive and green growth in Zambia

    12 December 2013

    New ILO-led programme aims to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017.

  2. Income Inequality

    Trade unions to discuss income inequality at ILO meeting

    10 December 2013

    Trade union leaders, ILO experts and scholars from around the globe will analyse the impact that high levels of income inequality are having on workers worldwide.

  3. Press release

    ILO Assistant Director-General to visit typhoon areas

    10 December 2013

    Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, the ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, is to pay a visit to the Philippines to visit those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), talk to workers taking part in emergency employment programmes and review efforts to rebuild the livelihoods of those affected.

  4. © Alain Jocard / AFP 2014

    Skills

    ILO meeting to discuss apprenticeship systems in Europe

    06 December 2013

    Experience shows apprenticeships can have a positive impact on youth employment. Government, employer and worker representatives from EU countries are meeting to discuss best practices and measures to further improve their efficiency.

  5. Press release

    ILO chief to visit Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia

    04 December 2013

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, will make an official visit to Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia from 4 to 12 December 2013.

November 2013

  1. © Jacques Demarthon / AFP 2014

    High-level conference

    The role of economic and social councils in the global job crisis

    29 November 2013

    ILO/AICESIS International Conference on “The role and impact of the Economic and Social Councils, and Similar Institutions (ESC-SIs) in the response to the global financial, economic and job crisis”.

  2. Working conditions

    Temporary Agency Work: What the unions expect from the ILO

    28 November 2013

    Last October, the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) launched a new study on temporary agency work in eight Latin American countries with the support of the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV). The study which had been carried out during 2012-2013, highlights in particular the need to counter the expansion of agency work and to set limits to outsourcing strategies. In this context, union representatives explain what they expect from the ILO with regard to Convention 181 and, more broadly, to short-term employment agencies.

  3. © Said Tcarnaev/RIA NOVOSTI 2014

    New ILO report

    ILO: Employment crucial for successful HIV/AIDS treatment

    27 November 2013

    New ILO study finds that people with jobs are more likely to keep to HIV treatment.

  4. Press release

    Japan allocates US$500,000 to help typhoon Haiyan livelihood recovery

    27 November 2013

    The Government of Japan and the ILO have allocated US$500,000 to help support the post-Haiyan response in the Philippines. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan has provided the funds under the ILO/Japan Fund for Building Social Safety Nets in Asia and the Pacific. The fund is to be used to support the recovery from natural disaster.

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