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2014

  1. © 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.

  2. © 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.

  3. © Anwar Mustafa / AFP 2014

    Rights at work

    Domestic work, Work like any other

    16 June 2014

    The well-publicised case of the abused Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih placed a spotlight on the plight of a vulnerable and often invisible population, migrant domestic workers. Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains how we can contribute to end this plight, relying on international labour standards.

  4. © MYCHELE DANIAU / AFP 2014

    Cooperatives

    Rebuilding links: Trade unions and cooperatives get together again

    22 May 2014

    All over the world, trade unions and cooperatives are rediscovering each other and joining forces to save companies and jobs.

  5. Social protection

    Microinsurance: Much progress, but challenges remain

    21 March 2014

    Globally, an estimated 500 million people have microinsurance, up from 78 million in 2008. Craig Churchill, head of the ILO’s Microinsurance Innovation Facility, discusses the growing value and viability of this insurance mechanism aimed at low-income people.

  6. © Manuel Cohen 2014

    Article

    Why the European Social Model is still relevant

    19 March 2014

    "In some countries, key elements of the ESM have been radically transformed, and sometimes dismantled, even though they clearly were not the cause of the crisis or the budgetary deficits," says ILO Senior labour economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.

  7. © ILO 2014

    Business and development

    Improving conditions for women workers has a domino effect

    11 March 2014

    Providing training, health-care and childcare to female workers has an impact that stretches beyond the factory floor.

  8. Gender equality

    100 million women in Latin America’s labour force

    08 March 2014

    Despite significant progress over the past decades, gender equality remains a challenge in Latin America, where women study more than men, but earn less.

  9. © Saeed Khan / AFP 2014

    International labour standards

    Domestic workers: The need to speed up change

    04 March 2014

    We need to step up the speed of change to better protect domestic workers throughout the world, says ILO Wage Specialist Malte Luebker six months after the entry into force of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

  10. © François Xavier Marit / AFP 2014

    Rural development

    The need to invest in Africa’s rural transformation

    12 February 2014

    Boosting rural investment in Africa would create millions of badly needed jobs, as well as food security and resilience.

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