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.
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.
Formalizing employment in Brazil
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.
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.
Stories from the field
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.
25 September 2014
At a lunch lecture in Brussels, ILO Research Director Raymond Torres presented recent ILO findings on income inequality in the world.
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.
Small Island Developing States
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.
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.
Help 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.