All ILO Newsroom content

August 2015

  1. Web page

    ILO and J-PAL Executive Education Course Description

    27 August 2015

    Hosted by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and International Labour Organization

  2. © SCORE 2015

    Productivity and working conditions in Latin America

    Small & medium enterprises in Latin America: the path to productivity

    25 August 2015

    A shoe factory in Colombia seeks to improve its competitiveness by establishing mechanisms for better cooperation in the workplace.

  3. World Water Week

    Making water work for all

    24 August 2015

    Professor Jayati Ghosh of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, explains how recognizing and formalizing work in water benefits workers and improves economic growth.

  4. © Matvey Andreyev / Flickr 2015

    Economic recovery in Ukraine

    More and better jobs for the Ukrainian people are key to recovery

    20 August 2015

    Read about how the conflict in Ukraine has affected the economic and employment situation in the country and what the ILO is doing to support the recovery.

  5. Migration

    A centre for migrant workers in Jordan

    19 August 2015

    Tens of thousands of migrants work in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector, but many of them face difficult living and working conditions. The ILO is working to change that, and has established a workers' center in Jordan's largest industrial zone. (Closed Captions available)

  6. Web page

    UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness

    18 August 2015

  7. © ILO 2015

    Transition to formal economy

    Building back better in the Philippines

    17 August 2015

    ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.

  8. Youth employment

    Jordan: Eager teens enthused by entrepreneurship education

    14 August 2015

    Teachers were trained and nearly 550 Jordanian youth learned how to set up and run a business through the “Know about Business” course, a joint ILO, non-profit and government collaboration which fills a big gap in entrepreneurship education.

  9. International Youth Day: 12 August 2015

    Formal employment: A critical way to engage young people

    11 August 2015

    The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.

  10. International Youth Day

    Learning to work and working to learn

    10 August 2015

    An ILO programme in Bangladesh shows that quality skills training can be a powerful means not only to improve a country’s competitiveness and to reduce poverty, but also to help young people find a decent job.