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2014

  1. Local Economic Development

    Olive festival in Jordan refugee host community highlights local economic development as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.

  2. © Issa Yusuf / AFP 2014

    Tanzania

    One-stop job centre makes it easier for workers and employers to connect

    13 November 2014

    With help from the ILO, an employment agency in Dar Es Salaam goes digital and makes the job search easier.

  3. © Peter Caton 2014

    Labour rights

    Cambodia takes first crucial step towards protecting entertainment workers

    10 November 2014

    New ground-breaking regulation for entertainment workers in Cambodia marks the first attempt in the region to reduce widespread stigma and discrimination in the sector.

  4. After Haiyan

    The Philippines builds back better, greener, stronger

    07 November 2014

    Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, in what was reportedly the country’s worst-ever natural disaster. More than 8,000 people lost their lives and over 14 million inhabitants, including 5.9 million workers, were affected. ILO emergency employment programmes were in place by December in the areas that were hardest hit. Special multimedia report from the Philippines a year after the storm.

  5. Migrant Workers

    Playing for equality

    06 November 2014

    A cricket tournament highlights issues affecting migrant workers in Lebanon - and hits out at discrimination to bring communities together.

  6. Child labour

    Dancing together against child labour

    03 November 2014

    An up-and-coming hip-hop dance group, The Zoo Thailand, put their talent to good use and joined the ILO in its campaign to end child labour.

  7. © L and D Jacobs / Image Source 2014

    Disabilities

    Mental ill-health at the workplace: Don’t let stigma be our guide

    31 October 2014

    Providing support, rather than excluding them from the workplace and keeping them on lifelong benefits, is the best way to help workers experiencing mental disorders.

  8. Youth entrepreneurship

    Thinking out of the box: A serial entrepreneur in South Africa

    24 October 2014

    An ILO initiative in the South African Free State province encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ideas as a way of helping them set up successful businesses.

  9. © S.Jensen /GAVI ALLIANCE /AFP 2014

    Maternity Protection

    Maternity leave: Women's survival vs. family responsibilities in Rwanda

    22 October 2014

    Most women make a choice between their own survival and family responsibilities. This is where the ILO Convention on maternity protection comes in.

  10. © Miguel Alvarez / AFP 2014

    Nicaragua

    “Supervisors of the future”

    10 October 2014

    The ILO American Regional Meeting kicks off next week in Lima, Peru, with a focus on topics such as productivity, social inclusion, competitiveness and the informal economy. ILO News looks at how some of these issues have been tackled in the apparel industry through Better Work Nicaragua, a joint ILO-IFC programme.

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