Features

2015

  1. Cooperatives

    When work is more than “just a job”

    02 July 2015

    As the world celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives, ILO News looks at how one cooperative in Brooklyn, New York, is offering migrants a dignified and sustainable way to make a decent living.

  2. HIV/AIDS

    Looking over the fence: HIV/AIDS workplace programmes in India

    29 June 2015

    How the ILO supports companies in India to adopt workplace HIV/AIDS programmes benefitting workers and their families and communities.

  3. Labour data

    Myanmar: New labour force survey addresses data gap

    26 June 2015

    Reaching high coverage, the first labour force survey in Myanmar in a quarter century will provide results in October that will shape the country’s employment policy.

  4. International Domestic Workers’ Day

    'I dared to ask'

    16 June 2015

    One woman’s courage led to greater protection for domestic workers in South Africa. Her struggle illustrates the challenges faced by all vulnerable workers.

  5. Kyrgyzstan

    Out of child labour and into school: The story of Alimjan

    11 June 2015

    Alimjan’s mother did not see any harm in her son’s work, even though he was still a child. On the contrary, she believed that the sooner he learned how to earn money, the better. Read about how an ILO project helped get a boy out of child labour and into school.

  6. World Day Against Child Labour

    ‘Til Everyone Can See - Thai rock stars use their talents to fight child labour

    10 June 2015

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, Thailand's biggest rock stars have worked with the International Labour Organization on the first national language cover version of the song 'Til Everyone Can See.

  7. Azerbaijan

    Get formal, be successful: Supporting the transition to formality of youth-led enterprises in Azerbaijan

    08 June 2015

    Read about a pilot programme that is helping young Azerbaijani entrepreneurs build successful formal businesses of all kinds.

  8. © Julien Harneis 2015

    Sustainable development

    Female entrepreneur builds economical, green homes in Zambia

    03 June 2015

    ILO-led Green Jobs Programme in Zambia is expected to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017 thanks to a partnership between the government and the construction sector.

  9. © ILO Arab States 2015

    ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    Lebanese farmers pay heavy price for Syrian crisis

    25 May 2015

    The tranquillity of Lebanon's fertile north belies a brewing crisis. Just two miles from Syria and its civil war, local farmers say the conflict has been disastrous for business

  10. © O. Girard/CIFOR 2015

    Gender equality

    Choosing between family and work should not be an option

    06 May 2015

    Young women in West Africa often find it hard to get a job. Holding on to it once they start a family can even be harder.