Features

2015

  1. Article

    Lessons from the steppes: Mongolia's model social insurance system

    01 September 2015

    As a role model for social insurance systems, Mongolia, with the help of the ILO, shares its efficient single window system for social services with other countries in South East Asia.

  2. © SCORE 2015

    Productivity and working conditions in Latin America

    Small & medium enterprises in Latin America: the path to productivity

    25 August 2015

    A shoe factory in Colombia seeks to improve its competitiveness by establishing mechanisms for better cooperation in the workplace.

  3. © ILO 2015

    Transition to formal economy

    Building back better in the Philippines

    17 August 2015

    ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.

  4. Youth employment

    Jordan: Eager teens enthused by entrepreneurship education

    14 August 2015

    Teachers were trained and nearly 550 Jordanian youth learned how to set up and run a business through the “Know about Business” course, a joint ILO, non-profit and government collaboration which fills a big gap in entrepreneurship education.

  5. International Youth Day: 12 August 2015

    Formal employment: A critical way to engage young people

    11 August 2015

    The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.

  6. International Youth Day

    Learning to work and working to learn

    10 August 2015

    An ILO programme in Bangladesh shows that quality skills training can be a powerful means not only to improve a country’s competitiveness and to reduce poverty, but also to help young people find a decent job.

  7. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2015

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Nepal: Rights, quake rehab plan are musts for peace and development

    07 August 2015

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ILO News talked to Dr Mukta Singh Lama, an indigenous person from Nepal, about the post-earthquake situation and the impact of ILO Convention 169 on important rights of indigenous people.

  8. Occupational safety and health in the construction sector

    Tightening bolts and strengthening safety

    31 July 2015

    In the jungles of Papua, Indonesia, an ILO-supported programme has helped construction workers and employers understand why safety is important, and how they can make simple, practical changes.

  9. © B. Patel / ILO 2015

    Human trafficking

    Labour migration: The dark side of the coin

    29 July 2015

    A new ILO study exposes the pitfalls of labour migration for women domestic workers both within India and abroad and provides policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in the region.

  10. Garment industry in Cambodia

    How the ILO helps to promote labour standards in global supply chains

    27 July 2015

    Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector has continued to perform solidly in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. Exports continued to grow along with employment and workers’ average wages, a new ILO analysis finds.