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2014

  1. © 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 forever on benefits is the best way to help workers experiencing mental disorders.

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. © 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.

  5. © Scott Wallace / World Bank 2014

    Formalizing employment in Brazil

    A “simple” path to formal employment

    09 October 2014

    In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.

  6. Green jobs

    Young Indonesian entrepreneur goes green

    30 September 2014

    Ilham Rhamanda is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, for whom there is more to business than pure profits. With ILO support he is following a greener, sustainable approach for his sportswear business.

  7. Stories from the field

    Zambian employers consider the "business case” for hiring people with disabilities

    29 September 2014

    In July 2014, Zambian employers and the ILO held an unprecedented roundtable on “Unlocking the potential: A Zambia business roundtable on disability and employment”. The discussions brought together a wide range of stakeholders to consider the business case for hiring people with disabilities and concrete actions that contribute to their training and employment.

  8. Article

    Lunch lecture on "Growing Inequalities and Social Unrest in the World" in Brussels

    25 September 2014

    At a lunch lecture in Brussels, ILO Research Director Raymond Torres presented recent ILO findings on income inequality in the world.

  9. © ILO/J. Wongpaithoon 2014

    Skills

    The road to entrepreneurship

    01 September 2014

    Than Wai Aung, a Myanmar migrant worker in Thailand, turned himself from a construction worker into a mushroom entrepreneur with the help of the ILO's C-BED business skills training.

  10. 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.

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