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October 2014

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    Disabilities

    Mental ill-health at the workplace: Don’t let stigma be our guide

    31 October 2014

    Providing support rather than excluding them from the workplace and keeping them forever on benefits is the best way to help workers experiencing mental disorders.

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    Labour market

    ILO reveals substantial skills mismatch in Europe

    29 October 2014

    New ILO study calls on governments and social partners in Europe to provide workers with skills that match those demanded by employers.

  3. Youth entrepreneurship

    Thinking out of the box: A serial entrepreneur in South Africa

    24 October 2014

    An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.

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    Maternity Protection

    Maternity leave: Women's survival vs. family responsibilities in Rwanda

    22 October 2014

    Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.

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    ILO study

    Maternity protection: Good for workers, good for small businesses

    20 October 2014

    Maternity protection and work-family measures can generate positive outcomes for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says ILO Specialist Laura Addati.

  6. News item

    Guy Ryder: Better jobs and higher wages can reverse slow-growth trap

    17 October 2014

    ILO Director-General warns of “slow-growth trap” for global economy and urges leaders to reverse the trend through a renewed focus on higher wages and better jobs.

  7. World Investment Forum 2014

    Foreign Direct Investment: Getting it right

    17 October 2014

    Together with UNCTAD, the ILO has organized a dialogue on how best to ensure that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) benefits everyone through the creation of quality jobs.

  8. Video

    It's now time to ratify the newly adopted ILO Forced Labour Protocol

    17 October 2014

    The new legally-binding ILO Protocol on Forced Labour aims to strengthen global efforts towards combating forced labour, trafficking and slavery-like practices. Governments now have the opportunity to ratify the Protocol and integrate new measures at the national and regional levels to combat this crime.

  9. ECLAC / ILO Report

    Unemployment could fall to 6.0% in Latin America and the Caribbean despite limited job creation

    15 October 2014

    ECLAC-ILO study says employment formalization has contributed to a reduction in income inequality.

  10. 18th American Regional Meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for the Americas to work towards social justice

    13 October 2014

    Guy Ryder warns the informal economy poses a formidable challenge to moving towards fair and sustainable development in the Americas and says it is not about the quantity, but the quality of jobs, at the opening of the 18th American Regional Meeting of the ILO.

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