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July 2014

  1. Study

    ILO: Youth in Jordan face difficult transition from school to decent work

    21 July 2014

    Jordan’s youth face a myriad of challenges when attempting to move from education to the workplace, according to a new ILO study.

  2. © ILO/Joseph Fortin 2014

    Fair economy

    Cooperatives’ considerable clout in the fight against child labour

    14 July 2014

    The coop economy, worth around US$2.5 trillion, plays its part in helping to eliminate child labour – a problem that, although in decline, still affects 168 million children worldwide.

  3. © Thony Beliraire / AFP 2014

    Social protection

    No health workers, no health protection

    09 July 2014

    The global shortage of health workers is hampering efforts to deliver essential quality health care to all in need and achieve universal health protection.

  4. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2014

    HIV and Social protection

    Bold move in Sri Lanka lets people with HIV get health coverage

    07 July 2014

    For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.

  5. © ILO 2014

    Albania

    Can you speak Italian?

    02 July 2014

    Italian companies are increasingly turning to Albanian migrant workers who are going back home to work at their call centres. An EU-funded ILO project is helping employment centres in Albania to modernize and to assist migrant workers looking for a new job.

  6. Voices from international and civil society organizations

    Focus on social protection a paradigm shift in HIV/AIDS response

    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".

  7. Publication launch

    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. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2014

    New Report

    ILO: Social protection helps people living with HIV keep their jobs

    27 June 2014

    New ILO study shows that social protection plays a key role in helping people living with HIV to keep their jobs and follow treatment.

  2. Disaster relief

    Training Haitians to re-build homes that will last

    26 June 2014

    The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 devastated entire communities leaving over a million homeless. The 16/6 project in Haiti aims to rebuild 16 neighbourhoods and re-house displaced people living in six camps set up after the disaster. Training people in earthquake-resistant construction has been a key part of the joint government-led project, which has brought together the International Labour Organization and other international organizations. The same approach is now being replicated in the Champs-de-Mars square in the centre of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

  3. Women entrepreneurs

    Better skills mean boosted profits for Somali women

    24 June 2014

    The ILO is helping women in Somaliland develop successful enterprises by providing them with the right skills.

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