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2014

  1. © Richard Lewisohn/Image Source 2014

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2014

    ILO blog

    “There are no jobs on a dead planet”

    08 October 2014

    As this year’s World Day for Decent Work focuses on the challenges of climate change, ILO Director-General explains how the ILO supports an ambitious global climate agreement which also fosters the just transition to decent work for all.

  4. ILO blog

    How a landmark treaty on forced labour got passed

    25 September 2014

    A new Protocol and Recommendation have equipped ILO’s Forced Labour Convention with new tools for tackling modern-day slavery. But its adoption at this year’s International Labour Conference was far from certain. Here’s a glimpse into how it got adopted and why these instruments are critical to address the worst forms of exploitation.

  5. © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 2014

    World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

    When indigenous and world leaders meet, what does it mean for the ILO?

    18 September 2014

    A historic meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York is set to bolster further ratification of the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

  6. © 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.

  7. © 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.

  8. © 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.

  9. © 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.

  10. © 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.

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