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November 2014

  1. Local Economic Development

    Olive festival in Jordan refugee host community highlights local economic development as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  2. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2014

    Governments and corporate social responsibility

    Sustainable public procurement on the rise

    19 November 2014

    Many governments are introducing laws and policies to stimulate responsible business practices, says Emmanuel Julien, Deputy-Director of the ILO's Enterprises Department. The annual Inter-agency Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses on how governments are promoting responsible business conduct through sustainable public procurement (SPP).

  3. © GovernmentZA 2014

    G20 Leaders' Summit - Brisbane

    No sustainable recovery without more and better jobs

    16 November 2014

    With global economic growth forecasts down and weak prospects for job creation, ILO Director-General says both weak global demand and supply constraints need to be tackled.

  4. © G20 Australia 2014

    G20 Leaders' Summit - Brisbane

    Global jobs challenge top of G20’s priorities

    16 November 2014

    Leaders’ Summit marked by concern that economies might continue to suffer slow growth and recognition that concerted action is needed to make progress on jobs which remain at the centre of public concern.

  5. Garment industry in Bangladesh

    Workplace injury insurance must be part of the Rana Plaza legacy

    14 November 2014

    By Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships

  6. © Issa Yusuf / AFP 2014

    Tanzania

    One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

    13 November 2014

    With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.

  7. Fair Migration

    As the business case for migration becomes stronger, so must our political capacity to deal with it, warns ILO Chief

    10 November 2014

    Policy coherence and the role labour ministries and social partners should play in employment and labour migration were the subject of a lively discussion at the ILO during a High-level Interactive Dialogue organized in cooperation with the Government of Italy. The panel was organized to share views, experiences and practices from various regional perspectives around the implementation of the ILO’s Fair Migration Agenda.

  8. © Peter Caton 2014

    Labour rights

    Cambodia takes first crucial step towards protecting entertainment workers

    10 November 2014

    New ground-breaking regulation for entertainment workers in Cambodia marks the first attempt in the region to reduce widespread stigma and discrimination in the sector.

  9. After Haiyan

    Haiyan: Building back better and greener

    07 November 2014

    Nearly 8,000 people were killed and nearly 15 million others were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan tore into The Philippines a year ago. In the aftermath of the country's worst-ever natural disaster, one of the most urgent challenges was restoring a way to make a living for the nearly 6 million people who were affected by the typhoon. Emergency employment programs were set up in the hardest hit areas. Now, a year after Haiyan, people have new job skills, and enterprises are beginning to emerge from the devastation. (Video in English with Closed Captions)

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