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2014

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. 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.

  5. © 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.

  6. 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.

  7. © 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.

  8. © 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.

  9. 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.

  10. © 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.

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