13 October 2009
Better Work, the unique partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), organized the first-ever international buyers forum in Haiti as part of a new project that is expected to create jobs and promote sustainable development and responsible labour practices in the country's garment industry.
Dominican Republic – Social dialogue: IPEC and workers cooperation in sustainable action against child labour
07 August 2009
Before the launch in 2002 of the Dominican Republic National Time Bound Programme supported by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), school attendance would drop by 50% during the four months children went to work in the fields in Azua province which produces around two-thirds of the country’s tomatoes production. With 75% of the population living in poverty, the province is a top priority for national social policy.
04 July 2009
The Regular Budget Supplementary Account (RBSA) was established at the International Labour Organization in January 2008, based on voluntary contributions from member states. The fund has been a critical resource in response to the economic crisis and the need to enhance the ILO's capacity to promote decent work, in particular the implementation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs). ILO TV reports from Zambia, Thailand, Lebanon, Mexico and Serbia where RBSA funding has allowed the ILO to respond rapidly to the needs of workers and business.
03 June 2009
The International Labour Organization's campaign to promote gender equality highlights its contributions to advancing gender equality in the world of work and to raising awareness on the need to overcome existing barriers for women and men as a main driver for sustainable development. With the twelve themes of the campaign, key decent work issues are reinforced through a gender lens, demonstrating how various issues may affect women and men differently in their access to rights, employment, social protection and social dialogue.
13 May 2009
FAO, IFAD and ILO organized a three-day technical expert workshop which was held in Rome, from 31 March to 2 April 2009. The workshop focused on the gaps, trends and current research in gender dismensions of agricultural employment. By ensuring rights, employment, social protection and social dialogue, Decent Work can be a means to achieve equitable, inclusive and sustainable development in rural areas where the majority of the world's poor live. Investing in gender equality in agriculture and rural employment not only makes economic sense but is also important for social justice.
12 May 2009
This elite unit monitors the application of labour law and social security to combat illegal and disguised employment, exploitation of labour in “sweatshops”, trafficking in human beings and works towards the elimination of inhuman working conditions, including slavery.
20 April 2009
Watch 90 years of ILO history presented in a moving scrapbook of photos, film, sound and music showing the Organization's role in promoting social justice and Decent Work within the historical, political and cultural contexts of each decade.
18 December 2008
ILO TV reports from Moldova, Liberia, Brazil and Cambodia where the International Labour Organization is working with government, employers and workers to help make decent work a reality.
17 December 2008
An ILO occupational safety and health training program for farmers and other agricultural workers in Kyrgyzstan has become a starting point for a broader political process of social dialogue between workers, employers and government.
11 July 2008
In December 2001 Argentina was thrown into the worst financial crisis of its history. In response to the massive unemployment that ensued, the International Labour Organization, with funding from Italian Cooperation, is working with the Argentine government to adapt job training to meet the needs of emerging sectors, like Argentina’s tourism industry. (in Spanish)