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  1. International Women’s Day 2014

    Women at work – where we are, where we want to be

    08 March 2014

    To mark International Women’s Day, the ILO reflects on the progress that has been made and what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Follow two women, an Indian CEO and a US school teacher, whose experiences shed an interesting light on the common challenges facing women across the globe.

  2. Rural development

    "Money finds us!" - Enriching the vegetable harvest in Timor-Leste

    28 February 2014

    How an ILO supported project helped a local community to improve their farming practices, develop their market access, create jobs and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  3. Liverpool University news

    Liverpool University news - Guy Ryder: Modern slavery costs us all

    27 February 2014

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    Labour migration

    Crisis prompts Albanian workers to return home

    26 February 2014

    The first modern Albanian employment centre opened last month to provide better services to jobseekers, particularly migrant workers returning to Albania from crisis countries in Europe.

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    The cost of not knowing how to cost

    25 February 2014

    How the ILO contributes to women’s empowerment, job creation and economic growth in Uganda through business management skills.

  6. Interview

    Six months in force, eight years in the making: The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is now in full sail

    24 February 2014

    Interview with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, ILO International Labour Standards Department, ILO, Geneva

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    100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

    17 February 2014

    Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.

  8. Youth entrepreneurship

    Agriculture and youth employment: The missing link

    14 February 2014

    The agricultural sector has a huge potential to create jobs but needs to polish its image in order to attract more young people. To do this, governments should provide relevant education and training.

  9. Disabilities

    A father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order

    11 February 2014

    Ask anyone in Tongi about Mosharrof Hossain and they’ll tell you he’s the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won’t tell you is that he will do it without hands.

  10. Gender equality

    Underrated, underreported: Working women in Pakistan

    03 February 2014

    Gender stereotypes are common in Pakistani media and continue to make it difficult for women to play an equal role in the country’s workforce. A recent ILO project focuses on Pakistani journalists themselves, using media to re-shape public perception about working women.

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