Features

2015

  1. Labour inspection

    Technology lightens the load for factory inspector

    01 April 2015

    ‘LISA’ App on a tablet makes the job of a labour inspector in Colombo easier and helps monitor cases and ensure compliance with labour laws.

  2. Economic and Social Council 2015 Integration Summit

    Making Dignity and Prosperity the Norm

    31 March 2015

    The second day of the ECOSOC Integration Segment saw a keynote speech by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on how international labour standards should form the basis for promoting a "high road" to economic growth. The discussions also focused on the link between climate change and decent job creation, the progress made on gender equality issues since the Beijing conference 20 years ago, and how job-rich growth can lead to inclusive and sustainable development in Africa.

  3. Economic and Social Council 2015 Integration Summit

    Decent work takes centre stage at ECOSOC

    30 March 2015

    Leaders from government, business, civil society and the United Nations met in New York on 30 March to kick off the Economic and Social Council 2015 Integration Segment. This year's event focused on "Achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all".

  4. Women entrepreneurs

    From market seller to managing director in Côte d’Ivoire

    16 March 2015

    ILO News talks to a young Ivorian woman who in a few years went from selling goods at local markets to being a successful entrepreneur whose dreams reach beyond the Ivory Coast.

  5. Jobs destroyed by conflict

    Stories of “Disemployment” from Gaza

    10 March 2015

    Palestinians in Gaza tell how they lost their livelihoods due to severe damage to buildings, vehicles, machinery and other productive assets caused by the Israeli military operation during the Israel-Gaza conflict of July-August 2014. These accounts accompany the release of the ILO study “The ‘Disemployment’ impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy.”

  6. Employment promotion

    The Changemaker

    06 March 2015

    Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition.

  7. Labour Migration

    In their own voices

    02 March 2015

    An ILO-produced film documents the opportunities and obstacles on the path taken by migrant health-care workers from the Philippines.

  8. © A. Fiorente 2015

    International Women’s Day 2015

    Rising to the top of the footwear industry through Decent Work

    26 February 2015

    As we approach International Women’s Day, ILO News talks to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, a young Ethiopian entrepreneur who created one of the world’s fastest growing footwear brands by betting on Decent Work

  9. ILO research project

    How microfinance develops decent work

    17 February 2015

    An ILO research project shows how microfinance moves small enterprises out of the informal economy and into profit.

  10. Poverty reduction

    How tourism makes a difference in poor areas of Viet Nam

    11 February 2015

    Over the last three years, an International Labour Organization (ILO) project in Viet Nam has developed tourism-boosting jobs and reduced poverty in neglected areas.