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2016

  1. Workplace discrimination

    Building better morale boosts company competitiveness

    01 February 2016

    An ILO programme builds trust and improves working conditions through dialogue and workplace consultation. Businesses benefit as a result.

  2. Oil and gas industry

    Oil and gas: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in polar climes

    29 January 2016

    A tripartite meeting considered the special circumstances influencing OSH for the oil and gas industry in the northern hemispheres coldest regions.

  3. Sustaining livelihoods

    New skills and jobs for Gaza fishers

    14 January 2016

    An ILO training initiative gives a group of unemployed men from fishing families in the Gaza Strip a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment in Gaza’s sea fishing sector, which is beset by severe restrictions on movement and trade.

  4. Slideshow

    “No to child labour in Turkey’s hazelnut gardens”

    08 January 2016

    An ILO project prioritizes education as the main instrument to eliminate child labour in the country’s seasonal agriculture. So far, more than 1,200 children have benefitted from the project.

2015

  1. © Jodie Gatfield / AusAID 2016

    International Migrants Day

    How Kiribati manages the impacts of climate displacement through labour migration

    18 December 2015

    The ILO estimates that there are more than 150 million migrant workers in today’s world. Climate change may increase this number in the coming years, raising the need for improved migration management as exemplified by the small Pacific island nation Kiribati.

  2. Climate and decent work solutions

    Green jobs in Albania: “We have to learn from the mistakes of the past”

    09 December 2015

    As world leaders meet in Paris to advance climate and decent work agendas, an ILO project has created much-needed jobs for Albanian youth – while cleaning polluted lakes and rehabilitating degraded agricultural land.

  3. Green jobs

    New services help Vanuatu recover from Cyclone Pam

    01 December 2015

    As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the ILO is helping Vanuatu to rebuild stronger and greener to better prepare for future storms.

  4. Stories of change: Zambia

    How Zambia is greening its way out of poverty

    30 November 2015

    Faced with unemployment, inequality and poverty, as well as a housing backlog and environmental challenges, the government of Zambia has launched a Green Jobs Programme in the construction sector.

  5. © Dominique Faget / AFP 2016

    Paris climate conference

    France: Climate agreement «should be as ambitious as possible»

    27 November 2015

    As the Paris Climate Conference gets under way, ILO News spoke to Ambassador Elisabeth Laurin, France’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and to International Organizations in Switzerland. She talks about France’s vision on the green economy and the role the ILO and social partners can play.

  6. © WorldFish 2016

    Labour exploitation

    Forced labour in fishing: How big is the problem?

    24 November 2015

    An international Conference on Labour Exploitation in the Fishing Sector in the Atlantic Region will discuss forced labour and human trafficking in the fishing industry on 25-26 November in Oslo, Norway. ILO News spoke with Rebecca Surtees, conference panelist and Senior Researcher at NEXUS Institute*, United States, about possible remedies to labour exploitation in the industry.