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October 2015

  1. © Tomas Belcik 2015

    Local Economic Development

    Local action is key to implement the 2030 Agenda

    13 October 2015

    The World Local Economic Development Forum opens in Turin on the 13th of October. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate that the sustainable development goals of inclusive growth and decent work for all are not just a job for nations and international organizations. Local and regional development can lead the way. South-South and triangular cooperation is an important modality to strengthen capacity.

  2. Greening economies

    Climate change is a world of work issue

    09 October 2015

    Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour for Barbados and chair of an ILO expert meeting on transitioning to a sustainable economy, spoke to ILO news about green jobs and decent work.

  3. Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development and Climate Change: What challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    09 October 2015

    The ILO hosted the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs from 5 to 9 October 2015.The following is an interview with Ms. Rulita Wijayaningdyah, General Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union, who expressed her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions towards an environmental sustainable economy.

  4. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015

    Highlights of the Youth Employment Trends

    09 October 2015

    The global youth unemployment rate has dropped to 73.3 million in 2014, 3.3 million less than the crisis peak in 2009. Good news but still a long way to go according to the ILO’s Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015 report.

  5. © Alexandre Syrota 2015

    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015

    Youth employment crisis easing but far from over

    08 October 2015

    Despite a mild recovery in the 2012-2014 period, the youth unemployment rate remains well above its pre-crisis level. For millions of young people around the world finding a decent job is still a drawn-out uphill struggle.

  6. Sustainable Development Goals

    The World of Work Today

    07 October 2015

    "Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.

  7. Pay discrimination

    Giving private-sector teachers in Jordan a voice

    07 October 2015

    A group of Jordanian teachers are making their voices heard to end gender-based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions in the private education sector through a community organizing campaign.

  8. Video

    Maria Grazia Giammarinaro: "Joining efforts to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons"

    07 October 2015

    This video captures the views of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children, on how to prevent forced labour and trafficking in persons. It was prepapred for the joint ILO, UNODC and OHCHR side-event to the Human Rights Council on "Preventing the exploitation of workers during recruitment", which took place on June 24, 2015 in Geneva.

  9. ILO Blog

    “I was in child labour. Now I’m getting my MBA.”

    02 October 2015

    When Usman Bilal was ten years old, his parents took him out of school and sent him to work with his uncle. But he was able to return to school with the help of an ILO project and is today an MBA student and child-labour activist.

  10. Video

    Kenya: The Green Jobs Hackathon

    02 October 2015

    The Green Jobs hackathon forum targeted selected MSMEs in the green building construction industry to develop innovative solutions and create synergies for enhancing sustainability and employment creation in the building and construction industry in Kenya. It came about the success of the Eco Manyatta project.