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September 2014

  1. Skills and employability

    Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs

    16 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights role of efficient apprenticeship systems in overcoming high youth unemployment.

  2. © Province of British Columbia 2014

    ILO blog

    5 reasons to consider an apprenticeship

    16 September 2014

    For young people preparing to enter one of the toughest job markets in decades, a good apprenticeship programme can pave the way to a rewarding career. In our latest blog post, ILO skills expert Michael Axmann gives five reasons today's young people should give apprenticeships some thought.

  3. © Song Wen / XINHUA 2014

    Coops as employers

    Cooperatives get down to business

    15 September 2014

    From grain handlers to credit unions, cooperative enterprises as employers are assuming a leading role among social partnerships.

  4. ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour

    Tackling Child Labour in Central Asia

    08 September 2014

    In Central Asia, a program supported by the ILO is bringing government, trade unions and employers together to successfully fight the worst forms of child labour.

  5. © Flickr / Carlo Iacovino 2014

    Small Island Developing States

    Decent work and sustainability intertwined for small states battling climate change

    05 September 2014

    The international community has just concluded its discussion in Samoa about small island developing states, with decent work for all emerging as a key commitment, writes Bob Kyloh, senior ILO economist, who attended the conference.

  6. © Andrew McConnell / R. Harding 2014

    Cooperatives

    The cooperative key to sustainable development

    02 September 2014

    On the occasion of the International Symposium “Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals: Focus on Africa” in Berlin, ILO Cooperative Unit (COOP) Chief Simel Esim explains why cooperatives are vital to reaching the goals of the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda.

  7. Small Island Developing States

    Bringing it home - Temporary labour migration in the Pacific

    02 September 2014

    Seasonal work in New Zealand picking fruit provides not only jobs for people from Pacific Island countries, but also opportunities to return home with new skills. The seasonal migration program has been designed together with trade unions, employers and the government to ensure that both migrating workers and farmers benefit. This and other successful labour migration schemes are being discussed at the International Conference on Small Island Developing States taking place in Samoa from September 1-4, 2014.

  8. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014

    Blog

    Ebola outbreak: How we’re keeping workers safe

    01 September 2014

    Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in contact with the disease. Dennis Zulu, Chief Program Officer, ILO Office for Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone underlines the importance of equipping those workers with the knowledge and equipment they need to stay safe.

  9. © UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 2014

    Small Island Developing States

    Can closer economic integration bring more decent work opportunities in the Caribbean?

    01 September 2014

    A high-level panel discussion at the UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa on 1 September will bring together the ILO with policy makers, employer and worker representatives to discuss the feasibility and implications of greater economic integration in the Caribbean. The Director of the ILO Office for the Caribbean looks at some of the proposed measures and their implications for decent job creation.

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