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2014

  1. © Zakir H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014

    Millennium Development Goals

    The Millennium Development Goals and beyond: An ILO perspective

    18 August 2014

    Aurelio Parisotto, Senior Economist in the ILO’s MULTILATERALS Department, talks about the organization’s efforts to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the road ahead Post-2015.

  2. © Anwar Amro / AFP 2014

    Labour migration

    Edging closer to justice: The journey of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    15 August 2014

    One migrant domestic worker in Lebanon decided to fight the “kafala” system and escape her employers. She took her case to a Lebanese court, and, seven years on, has been rewarded by achieving a measure of justice, a feat that would have seemed impossible to achieve a mere decade ago.

  3. Help for migrants

    Jordan workers’ centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants

    04 August 2014

    In less than one year the Al Hassan Industrial Zone Workers’ Centre in Jordan has become a model for servicing migrant workers.

  4. © Ishara S.Kodikara / AFP 2014

    HIV and Social protection

    Bold move in Sri Lanka lets people with HIV get health coverage

    07 July 2014

    For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.

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    Albania

    Can you speak Italian?

    02 July 2014

    Italian companies are increasingly turning to Albanian migrant workers who are going back home to work at their call centres. An EU-funded ILO project is helping employment centres in Albania to modernize and to assist migrant workers looking for a new job.

  6. Women entrepreneurs

    Better skills mean boosted profits for Somali women

    24 June 2014

    The ILO is helping women in Somaliland develop successful enterprises by providing them with the right skills.

  7. © Ernesto Benavides / AFP 2014

    Paraguay

    Rights to social protection: domestic workers are no exception

    06 May 2014

    A communications campaign to enrol more domestic workers in Paraguay with social security is showing the first signs of success.

  8. Labour migration

    Seasonal work brings year-round benefits

    02 May 2014

    A new harvest is ready, and Celestine Aisa Maino, a seasonal worker from Papua New Guinea, has just embarked on her latest overseas journey. Working on a large Australian fruit farm gives her more income, and an ILO project helps her to use it to build a brighter future for her and her family.

  9. Worst forms of child labour

    Battling commercial sexual exploitation of children in Madagascar

    30 April 2014

    The ILO and the EU join forces in an innovative project which uses education to help kids build new lives.

  10. Tackling child labour in Pakistan

    A teacher like Baji

    28 April 2014

    Rubina’s story was told by representatives of the Punjab Literacy Department attending the South Asia Labour Conference recently held in Lahore. They were there to emphasize the close links between literacy, education, skills, employment and income.

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