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2014

  1. Small Island Developing States

    Gaining skills for a new life in Timor Leste

    29 August 2014

    Empowering youth through education and training is key to achieving sustainable development in small island developing states like Timor Leste, where youth unemployment has reached 21.6 per cent.

  2. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP 2014

    Article

    ILO's role in the 2014 Ebola outbreak

    25 August 2014

    The unprecedented 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak poses serious health risks for workers in various occupations and has had a significant occupational mortality, especially among health care workers. These casualties add to the global shortage of health workers, which particularly affects the countries experiencing this outbreak. Within its mandate, the ILO is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) in specific activities to address important occupational safety and health and other issues arising out of this outbreak in relation to the world of work.

  3. © Zakir H. Chowdhury / NurPhoto 2014

    Post 2015

    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.

  4. © 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.

  5. 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.

  6. © 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.

  7. © ILO 2014

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. © 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.

  10. 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.

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