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October 2014

  1. Sandra Polaski: Thoughts on the G20

    06 October 2014

    There’s no room for complacency in the G20 when it comes to employment, says Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General for Policy at the ILO. Minimum wages, collective bargaining and improvements in social protection can all help labour markets get back on an upward spiral. This is the ILO's message to the G20 as their leaders prepare to meet on 15-16 November in Brisbane, Australia.

  2. Humaira Bachal: Empowering Young Women in Pakistan

    03 October 2014

    Humaira Bachal is a young activist for women education in Pakistan. She created the Dream Foundation Trust which earned her the “Women of Impact Award” in New York in 2013 making her an instant celebrity. In this interview she discusses her journey and the new trend of women and girls activism in her country.

September 2014

  1. When political will creates new ground for indigenous peoples’ rights

    18 September 2014

    On a recent mission to the Republic of Congo, ILO staff member Morse Flores recorded his impressions of a joint UN project to help raise awareness of indigenous peoples’ rights.

July 2014

  1. Access to social protection enables people living with HIV to keep jobs

    01 July 2014

    A new ILO study shows social protection is essential for people living with HIV to keep their jobs and follow their treatment. Representatives of international and civil society organizations came together at the ILO's headquarters in Geneva for the launch of the report: "ACCESS to and EFFECTS of social protection on workers living with HIV and their households: An analytical report".

  2. The benefits of social protection for those living with HIV

    01 July 2014

    "Access to social protection enables people living with HIV to keep their jobs, keep their children in school and access anti-retroviral treatment" says Alice Ouedraogo, Chief of the ILO's HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS), which has produced the new report: "ACCESS to and EFFECTS of social protection on workers living with HIV and their households: An analytical report".

June 2014

  1. The MNE Declaration: more relevant than ever

    13 June 2014

    Sam Gurney, Governing Body Workers’ Spokesperson (MNE Segment) explains the increasingly important role multinational entrerprises play in today’s globalized economy and underlines the importance of the new follow-up mechanism to the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adopted by the ILO Governing Body in March 2014.

  2. Social protection is key to reducing inequality and poverty

    03 June 2014

    Since 2010 many countries' governments have reduced investment in social protection measures just when they are needed most, says Isabel Ortiz, Director of the Social Protection department at the ILO. A new ILO report: "World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice", shows that social protection floors are affordable, however, and can have a significant impact on reducing inequalities and poverty. (Closed Captions available)

May 2014

  1. Good quality jobs crucial to drive development

    27 May 2014

    For countries to develop in a sustainable way, trade liberalization and investment in education are not enough: quality jobs are crucial, says Raymond Torres, Director of the Research Department at the ILO.

April 2014

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    Rana Plaza: The road ahead

    17 April 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Gilbert Houngbo is in Bangladesh this week to mark the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed over 1,100 garment workers. ILO News spoke to him about the key challenges facing employers, unions, the government and the international community in the months and years ahead.

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